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Ride the boss’s coattails

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When your boss gets a promotion, bask in the reflected glow of her success. How? First, give a bit more than verbal congratulations and a handshake. Send a handwritten card expressing your admiration. When she thanks you for the card, suggest ways you can lend a helping hand, perhaps by tackling some of her stray responsibilities. Keep the focus on how you can help your boss, not on your desire to advance.

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