Doing a little extra can benefit you in two different ways, both of them inviting opportunities, an increase in understanding and in building a positive reputation. By paying attention to what is going on around you, many opportunities are so plain everyone else skips right over them without giving a second thought. Paying attention to small intricacies in methods or equipment can save the company you work for money hand-over-fist, and you can believe that others will notice. In understanding the equipment and functions better than the other members of your team, you’ll be in the know of the functionality and processes.
Good leaders pay attention and make notes of those who will benefit them, so they will first think of those who do a job effectively. When others respect you for the work you put out in quality and quantity, the others who are not as valuable will go by the wayside when the going gets tough. By putting yourself and your ideas out there, you will discover more than adequate compensation for yourself, as well as opportunities most can only dream of securing.