A single paycheck (or 12 or 24) will only get you so far in life. To develop your career, it's important that you're taking away a lot more than that bimonthly direct deposit. By widening your network, becoming a people person, and stimulating your brain, you'll find yourself leaps ahead of those who are just chasing dollar signs. Whether you’re new to the workforce or contemplating a career change, consider these seven important takeaways from any job. If you’re not developing in at least a few of these arenas, it might be time to speak up to your manager and ask for more responsibility, or to look for an alternative position.