Finally onto the September questions. Also, keep in mind that if I've answered certain new questions in past blogs, I'll usually refrain from answering them again.
What are some examples of the above-and-beyond work performed by staff at the associate level?
Here are a few traits that will get you a better performance review as a staff associate -
a) Everytime you finish a task, ask for a new one, don't just surf the web. Reach a point where the senior associate runs out of work to do.
b) When the senior associate complains about something, ask him or her how you can help reduce their workload.
c) Volunteer for coffee runs, etc. Don't complain.
d) While you are at other clients, if your senior reaches out to you to help with something, make time to help.
e) Be social, but don't yap your tail off too much. Let everyone focus.
f) Listen and take notes when you're asked to do something
g) Don't tell the senior associate you've done something when you haven't
h) Ask for more complex work that people at a higher level usually get (whenever your senior's struggling to find you work)
i) Develop an amiable relationship with the clients, so that they get to like you
and most importantly..
h) Kick ass, work hard, and do as good a job as you can