Build relationships with co-workers. Your
first job can seem daunting and impossible at times.
Luckily, many people have been there and learned the ropes.
A group of Quora users drew from their
experiences to address the question, "What were the best
things you learned in your first job?" The
answers provide ways to make yourself invaluable to your manager and succeed in
highlighted a few below.
Attitude is more important than output. Especially
early on, establishing that you are a positive, solutions-oriented employee
will be more important than actual output, recallsQuora user Michael Chen from his first job at a management consulting
firm. "Be a net adder of energy to a room," he encourages.
Pay attention to the small things.If
being detail-oriented does not come naturally to you, work at it. "Having
checked everything twice, and being really on top of your game is the easiest
way to build that trust over time with people you don't know that
well," Chen says. Another Quora
user, Chaitra Murlidhar, recommends re-reading every emailyou send three times: "What
you say is important, but how you say it makes all the difference in the world."
Learn to manage your manager. "Until you are
the CEO, regardless of your job title or job description, your actual
job is to make your boss/supervisor's life easier," writes Chen. "Don't go to your boss with problems," saysuser Pat Powell. "Go to
your boss with solutions."
Always look for new ways to learn. "As
long as you're learning something new, you're winning," saysPowell. Business coach Tanya Monsef Bunger echoes this
sentiment: "Be a sponge and have a thirst for knowledge,"
she advices. Make an effort to learn
outside of work also; spend time reading off the job, or develop a
Use your manners. A "please" and a
"thank you" can go a long way, and creating strong relationships with
those around you is crucial. "Nobody likes rude or uncouth co-workers," saysQuora user Jon Mixon.
6. It's not always going to be easy but nothing
is impossible."Things that appear to be screamingly impossible in the
morning can seem very trivial by evening,"saysuser Gaurav Saxena. When faced with an
overwhelming task, figure out ways to break it down into smaller parts. A
little bit throughout the entire day can go a long way.
Know and own your role.Find
your niche within the company, and become the point-person and expert for that
specific area. User Dorian Dargan likes to call this indispensability "owning your
Don't get discouraged when problems arise. It's
ok to feel like things aren't going too well. You were hired for a reason, and
"without problems, you wouldn't have a job," points outuser Kris Lim. Rather than dwelling on the challenges, stay
focused, positive, and offer valuable solutions.
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