Most of us strive to go noticed by a boss when we're first starting out at a new job, but as 37 Signals co-founder and author Jason Fried point out, sometimes that obscurity inherent when you're at a new job can actually work in your favor.
When you're straight out of college, the natural reaction is to go all out and try to get your bosses to notice what you're doing. The problem is that you probably don't actually know what you're doing. Fried's suggestion is to embrace the obscurity that comes when you're a nobody at a new job and use it to your advantage with long term goals:
It's solid advice whether you're taking on your first job or just changing careers. Obviously you don't want to dawdle away in obscurity for too long, but if you take your time on that first project you'll be able to impress that new boss a lot more. Head over to the Great Discontent for the full interview with Jason Fried.
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