Smart grads know
hindsight is 20-20, so shorten the learning curve in your first job with been-there,
done-that insight from experts further along the career path. Our round-up of
advice offers both big picture wisdom and concrete, in-the-weeds details that
will have you hitting the ground running.
You know the old aphorism about first impressions:
make a good one. Be punctual, be polite and put in full days right off the bat.
Other tips for impressing include learning co-workers' names and avoiding
office gossip. For more ideas, read Your First Days Working
at a New Job: 20 Tips to Help You Make a Great Impression.
The Big Picture (Can Take a While to Come
Author, speaker and career coach Curt Rosengren
encourages young professionals not to obsess about making the "right" choice
when selecting a job or career. In The
Most Important Piece of Career Advice for New Grads, Rosengren advocates viewing the first few years of work as "R & D" for a career arc. The odds of
clocking 50-years at one job and retiring with a gold pocket watch are slim to
none, so rather
than obsessing about making the quote, unquote right choice, new
hires should commit to continually making choices.
Rosengren urges novice
employees to find a path that seems appealing and then to continually ask, "Is
this work something I am passionate about?" and "What don't I like about this
work?" Using the first few years as "research and development" for a career
trajectory can allow a person to continually reset: exposure to different jobs
and roles will provide a deeper understanding of what energizes and
inspires you and betters the odds of achieving meaningful work.
is the one thing you wish you knew when you started work? What piece of advice
would you give your young self at that first real job? Share your thoughts here and at
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