Getting Started on the Job

By, 07/01/2013

After four years of college, many are eager to jump into a new job and start a career with real hands-on experience. Here are some ways you can get the most out of your first few days on the job.

Take a lot of notes. It may be helpful to have one notebook for permanent notes you will utilize often and another for short-term notes, like daily tasks. Your email inbox is also a helpful place to keep important templates or notes you can reference quickly by utilizing a search function.

Building relationships with your mentor, if you have one, and other co-workers will be very beneficial. Chances are you’ll have a lot of questions in the beginning, so it’s good to have several people you can utilize as resources.

Finally, stay organized from the start. The better you keep your workspace organized (including your computer), the easier it will be to complete your tasks and responsibilities.