Definite Do’s for Your New Job
What’s better than achieving your first ‘A’, your first diploma, or yes — even your first jump to a new level in Final Fantasy? … Getting your first job out of college. This, hands down, is the big one among the countless possible firsts you can experience in the known universe. And with good reason. You’ve been bearing down on the books, tapping and touching computing devices into the wee hours of the night, gulping down gallons of java, and carrying out endless other preparations on your mission to enter the world of ‘I don’t need to ask mom and dad for money anymore’. But, as Han Solo said in Episode IV, “Don’t get cocky.”
To be sure, getting a new job is an accomplishment deserving of numerous pats on the ol’ back. Nevertheless, you’ll still be required to meet certain expectations – most of which you’ve gotten wind of since at least kindergarten. Nevertheless, the pearls of wisdom bear repeating. So here’s your refresher course on the definite do’s for your new job. Consider them an insurance policy that will help you keep what you so rightfully earned.
DO Be on Time. Especially on day 1. A new employee who racks up tardy slips soon will be racking up major disapproval from employees and management. If necessary, carry out a trial run to pinpoint the duration of your commute, factoring in things like traffic and coffee stops.
Do Dress the Part. Know what they’re wearing around the office and make an effort to do likewise. If conservative casual is the preferred look, your screaming red tank top probably should remain in your drawer until called on for a more suitable environment.
Do Strive to Be Self-Reliant. Most co-workers understand that you have many ropes to learn before distinguishing yourself as a full-fledged master of your occupation. Nevertheless, you should strive to be as self-reliant as possible. Before waltzing in on your first day, learn as much as possible about your position and the company. Ask questions as needed, of course. But remember, your teammates generally are busy, productive people with better things to do than hand-hold a newbie.
There you have it. A complete refresher course for a successful job debut. If you want more info about the do’s for your new job , feel free to drop a question or two into the comment box. Or just reach out to the Career Connection team for answers to your questions or additional information relating to post-college success and career options for college students. You can connect with us at –
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