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Take 5: 12 Ways to Advance Your Career in 5 Minutes or Less

9. Learn more about your company

Spend a little time learning about the industry in general, as well as your particular company and its products and services--even if the information has nothing to do with your particular job. People in high positions are expected to know everything about their company or industry, but average workers who take the time and effort to learn more stand out.