If you complain about attending meetings, it might be time to admit you secretly like them, Scot Herrick writes. Meetings are a good chance to rub elbows with decision makers and socialize with others in the company, he notes -- and you know it.
Learn how to read your company's budget and ask questions if you want to help your career, Scot Herrick writes. Don't get too caught up in specific numbers, but instead "listen to the stories behind the numbers."
Actively manage your career by continually thinking about the stability of your job, how long it will take you to find another one and how long you will be satisfied with your current duties and management, Scot Herrick writes.
When joining a new team, don't try to make big changes right away but instead observe and learn how the team functions, Scot Herrick writes. If you cause disruptions right away, "you'll have a harder time building your credibility," he writes.