Your First Job After College: How to Knock It Out of the Park

Your First Job After College: How to Knock It Out of the Park
From Recruiter - September 7, 2016

Weve had a new receptionist in our office for a little more than amonth, and she has already made a positive impact in her role. To put it mildly, she is killer at what she does.

I called her this morning after she greeted me with the warmest and most motivating of greetings.

Is this your first job out of college? I asked her.

Her answer was an equally engaging and enthusiastic, Yes!

As a 2016 grad, you may have just started or are about to start your first real job in the professional arena. While this certainly isnt going to be your forever job, it is your for now job, and you need to make the most of it.

Here are four tips to help youknock it out of the parkjust like our new receptionist:

1. Give It Your All

Whatever your role is, your goal should be to master it. Be the best you can be at it.

Sure, there are probably some mundane tasks youll be responsible for, but the way you perform them will be noted.I promise you, your managers will admire your performance if you attack day-to-day responsibilitieswith the same aplomb you bring to thethings youre actually excited to do.

2. There Are No Small PartsOnly Small Actors

Think about plays and movies: Thecentral character might get the majority of the screen time, but without characters like Man at Gas Station or Waitress No. 2, the story simply couldntmove forward. Recognize that you play an important role in the organization. No matter how small your job may seem, it is a critical part of the companys operation.


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