first job advice?
August 9, 2008 3:36pm CST
I just started my first full-time 'real' job (I.E, possible career, not a teenager kind of job). For all you long-time job holders, anyone have any tips/advice as to how to learn/get oriented/cope for a first-timer?
10 Aug 08
Congratulations my friend! It's good to have a full time job now and as you said, you have more chances of career growth. Well, when I started I was pretty anxious as I didn't know what to do. What I did then was just to take it easy and learn one at a time. Give full concentration on your training and try not to be distracted easily. Most likely, you'll company will give you lee-ways at the start. Focus on your work and have fun as well. It would also help that you manage your time well. I'm assuming you have a fixed, longer, work hours in the office. Try to manage your rest time as well so when you get to work, you won't get tired easily. Eat well, go to work with a smile, and give your best. You'll do just fine. Wishing you all the best. Take care!
• United States
9 Aug 08
Congratulations on your first real job! When you start a new job there is usually someone there to show you the ropes but it's always a good idea to have a small notepad handy to take notes. As you are learning your job continue to take notes of things that you need to remember. If you use a computer and have Outlook there is a Notes feature that I've always found helpful for keeping these notes handy. Don't be shy about asking questions either. The worst thing that you can do is to pretend that you understand something that you don't and no one will think you're stupid if you ask about something that is unclear or that you've forgotten. Make sure that you show up on time and that you dress appropriately for the position. Also, everyone is nervous when they start a new job and everyone at your new place of employment was new at one time so they'll understand how you feel.