Getting Through Your First Job!
Few experiences in life are as nerve-wracking as starting a new job for the first time. First, I'd like to congratulate you on your first job! You've worked hard to get to this point, and you deserve to be celebrated.
What's next? With your first career comes a great deal of confusion. You'll meet new people, work in a new environment, and take on new responsibilities.
So, to set you up for success, we've compiled a list of guidelines to help you get into your first milestones.
You may be the newcomer right now, but you will soon have your own team. So, when the time feels right, give a quick, vibrant introduction to anyone you haven't met yet.
Work life can be much more challenging than university life. Make sure you build the right first impression. You want to portray reliability, dependability and curiosity.
If needed, arrive early, stay late, volunteer, and work super hard at learning. Go the "extra mile," and do whatever is asked of you.
It barely matters if you graduate at the top of your class. In the corporate world, you are at the very base of the work chain. Accept constructive criticism and request feedback on a regular basis.
ASK QUESTIONS (AT THE RIGHT TIME)
Your first week on the job is an ideal time to ask questions. Just think about what you're going to ask them. You may want to write down your questions in the middle of a clarification and wait to see if it is addressed.
The first week at work is an excellent opportunity to listen carefully and learn fresh stuff. Before you begin working at your new job, you must first learn the fundamentals of how the company works.
Even if you'll have questions later, the more you write down and understand on your first week, the less questions you'll have to ask eventually.
MANAGE YOUR TIME WISELY
You may not have the luxury of time or the luxury of slacking off. After all, if you manage your time well, you can have a successful career and often a vibrant social life. So, strategize and use your time wisely.
LEARN TO LET GO
Learn to treat everything as business. Nothing is ever personal in the business world. They will condemn your work, but that does not mean they dislike you.
Develop a strong personality because you will be subjected to a stream of criticisms later on. Remember, you will not to be able to please everyone in the corporate world.
ALWAYS SAY “YES” FOR NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
The newbie will almost always be asked for lunch. What's our recommendation? Never, particularly in the first month, decline an invitation.
This is your quick route to befriending your co-workers and learning about the pros and downs of your department, which are only shared at lunchtime.
MAKE SOME FRIENDS
You'll probably spend plenty of time with your new colleagues, and surviving your first job will be much easier (and a lot more exciting) if you get along well with them.
Although they don't have to be your best friends, forming a relationship with your co-workers is essential if you wouldn't want to be alone.
You never know, you could perhaps find that you have a lot in common with these people than you assumed. It's essential to keep building new connections and allowing others to get to know you.
You will learn a thing or two about the company and group culture while being with your new team and paying attention to how everyone performs and works collaboratively.
GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FIRST JOB!