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38. Dazzle a higher-up. $7,000. That's how much more people with senior-level mentors earn, says workplace researcher Catalyst. So create situations where you'll stand out: Seek assignments that allow you to interact with top brass and join industry groups favored by movers and shakers.

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39. Get pumped up. People who exercise at least three times a week earn 6% to 9% more than those who do not, according to research by Cleveland State University professor Vasilios Kosteas. He cites growing evidence that fit employees are more productive and manage work-related stress better, which can lead to faster career advancement.

40. Build your brand. At Yola.com you can create a professional website free; for $10 a month you get hosting, Facebook, and mobile-publishing support. Showcase your work, posting articles, presentations, speeches, and client testimonials, and add new examples regularly.

A blog can bolster your rep too. Says CareerXRoads CEO Mark Mehler: "The blogs with the most readers are the ones with most frequent updates."

  @Money - Last updated April 17 2013 10:09 AM ET
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