@singularity
8 months ago

What's your best advice for someone starting their first job?

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Don’t take your career too seriously. Plenty of brilliant people started out in jobs they hated, or took paths that weren’t right at the beginning of their careers. Professional development is no longer linear, and trust that with hard work and a dedication to figuring out what you want to do with your life, you, too, will be OK!

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Remember that a job, even a great job or a fantastic career, doesn’t give your life meaning, at least not by itself. Life is about what you learn, who you are or can become, who you love and are loved by.
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Every person you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity, personally or professionally. Build good bridges even in that just-for-now job, because you never know how they’ll weave into the larger picture of your life.
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Make Friends... But Carefully..

There are many who simply can't work in an honest manner and have to back stab or play dirty politics almost all the time...

Always remember you are there because of your own capabilities and don't let anyone let or make you think otherwise.

Smart and Hard work go together.. but remember if your boss is the kind who needs to be reminded that you are doing a fabulous job then don't hesitate in doing so..

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  1. GET RID OF EXPECTATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE
  2. HANDLE YOUR TASKS AND LEARNINGS DAY BY DAY
  3. RESPECT THE FACT THAT YOUR PREVIOUS SUCCESS DOESN’T MAP TO YOUR CURRENT ENVIRONMENT
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The following are my advice to a newly employed and first-time worker.
1.Be early
2.Do your best
3.Be honest
4.Accept new ideas and challenges you may encounter
5.Work as a team.
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  1. Always be punctual.
  2. Dress appropriately.
  3. Always be diligent.
  4. Remember the names of the people you meet.
  5. Cooperate with your colleagues, subordinates and superior.
  6. Always pay undivided attention to instructions.
  7. Don't be presumptuous, but keep in touch with your Boss at least once in a day and always exceed his expectations.
  8. Be friendly, but not extremely friend and avoid gossips (familiarity breeds contempt).
  9. Always ask questions and seek advice for clarification.
  10. Show interest in your new tasks.
  11. Be open to correction, advice and guidance.
  12. Gain mastery over your job and responsibilities.
  13. Be smart.
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Don’t stand around and do nothing, if you’re not sure what to do next ask someone.
Watch what other people in your job role are doing. Notice how they complete tasks and whether or not they get praised for it. Learn how to do things efficiently but properly.
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Don't be scared to look for another job while you are working at your current job, don't get stuck in a job you don't like.
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My advice would be
1. Don't be a smarty pants
2. Don't ask for leave regularly
3. Be friendly towards other workers
4. Focus in doing your job
5. Don't be late
6. Don't be shy to ask for help
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