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How to become an essential employee

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No matter how much of a team player someone is, an employee is dispensable to her employer if she lacks bottom-line focus, writes Anita Bruzzese, author of 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy.

Take a visible role in the overall success of your company with the following tips:

1.  Calculate the costs of your pro­­posals, including money, the people involved, how long until the project sees a return, etc. Profit proposal software can help you estimate costs and profits.

2.  Communicate like a professional. Keep your tone appropriate. Avoid weird fonts or emoticons.

3.  Look for ways to save. Streamline processes and eliminate duplicate efforts to increase efficiency.

Make sure you make the cut in these economic times by focusing on the big picture.

— Adapted from “7 Ways to Ensure Your Employer Can’t Survive Without You,” Anita Bruzzese, The Quickbase Blog.

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