Inspired by Miriam Quiambao's Jars
Starting your first job can be scary. You’ll probably thinking a lot of things in your first day, like what would you do, how would you handle new colleagues, what’s your supervisor like, will you survive? No need to worry anymore because the tips below would probably save your day first day.
Accept that You’re a Newbie
You might love your position and will do anything to be good at it. But if you show up disinterested, unfriendly or rude you could end up loosing your job. Being amiable and cheerful will help you to keep in most workplaces. Accept the fact that you’re new and you need to make friends even if you can do your work on your own.
Be Contented in your First Salary
Competing with fresh graduates is hard, you can be better than them but there will be a lot better than you. Lot of employers will make a basis of the salary you want. Help yourself to be contented in your first salary, it’s not important how much you earn as long as your working in professional workforce. Bare a little while, you can always negotiate a raise after six months or at least a year.
How you speak, how you dress, the way you talk define you. Everyone will be looking at you in your first day. If you want to succeed in a corporate environment, you have to communicate in a way that others will not be offended. Show them that you are a kind of employee that can bring success in the company.
Whatever you do, be competent. Show what you got and that you deserve to be there. Be confident. Don’t ponder to share what you know, and what you believe if it’s the right thing to do. Don’t others look down on you because your young, but make them see that you’re not just an ordinary employee, you have the condidence to bring achievement in your employer.
Don’t stop learning, you’ll never know how long would you last in your company. Things will change and it will not be always your way. You probably got a job that you love, but don’t don’t stop reaching your goals. Set your goals for yourself.
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