I recently assembled a team of guys to do a project at a property for 4-6 weeks. Some of the guys I knew, and some I didn’t. Halfway through the project, we dismissed several guys. Towards the end, we dismissed two more. Then we hired two guys permanently.
What made the difference? Diligence, hard work, and good communication. The guys who were let go would take most opportunities to stand around when they weren’t being watched. The guys who were hired permanently were always moving and looking for results and asking “What’s next?”.
It’s pretty simple. Do more than you are paid for, and you will get more opportunities and eventually be paid for what you do. There is no other way. If you do less than you are paid for or only what you are paid for, you will not get a chance to do more and be paid more.