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The CRITICAL First Year on the Job
Your long-term career success can depend upon how well you do during your first year in the work world.
very year, thousands of college students from across the country work hard at planning their careers, honing their interview and resume-writing skills, and preparing for their job searches. Many will find good jobs and start work with high enthusiasm and energy—only to be disappointed in the results. Why? Because they have overlooked a critical step and negated much of the hard work that went into finding a job. Many of them just haven’t learned how to go to work. Does that sound a little strange? I mean, you just graduate and go to work, right? Far from it, although most graduates assume just that. Most managers and executives I have interviewed complain that new hires don’t understand what it takes to successfully enter a new organization.
by Ed Holton
1. Adopt the right attitudes. 2. Adjust your expectations. 3. Master breaking-in skills. 4. Manage the impressions you make. 5. Build effective relationships. 6. Become a good follower. 7. Understand your organization’s culture. 8. Develop organizational savvy. 9. Understand your new-hire role. 10. Develop work savvy. 11. Master the tasks of your job.
To First-Year Success
The first year is different
Starting to work in an organization is a unique and critically important time that requires you to have a special perspective and use special strategies to be successful. You need to recognize that the first year on a new job is a separate and distinct career stage. It is a transition stage; you’re not a college student anymore, but you’re not really a professional yet, either. It is only by considering the first year on the job separately from the rest of the career ladder that the world of work begins to make sense. Savvy graduates know that many new graduates hang on to their student
12. Acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition
Job Choices - February 2013 Diversity Edition
Opportunities by Employer/Website Index
From Campus to Career
Timeline: From Campus to Career
Building the Skills That Employers Want
What Employers Want
Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Job Search
The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Winning Resume
Are You Demonstrating These on Your Resume?
What Belongs Where? Organizing Your Resume
The Successful Interview: Preparation and Practice Make Perfect
Quick Tips: The Video Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Questions to Ask in the Interview
Acing the Behavior-Based Interview
Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
Examples of Preemployment Inquiries Related to Disabilities
How Can You Find a Gay-Friendly Company?
The Critical First Year on the Job
Adapting to Corporate Culture
Selecting and Cultivating a Mentor
Opportunities by Occupation
Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition