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3 Tips On How To Excel At Your FIRST Post-Grad Job

3 Tips On How To Excel At Your FIRST Post-Grad Job

Congratulations Grads!

I can’t believe that time has flown by as fast as it did. I remember the first day of freshman year and the feelings I had about what my college experience was going to be like. Knowing what I know now, I am so glad that I had the time that I had in college. I’ve learned so much about myself and what I want for my life. I wanted to write this post in celebration of my last week at my current job. I will be moving in four days and I am extremely excited for this new chapter.

I had such an amazing time at my current position and learned even more about the career path I have chosen for myself. I was able to get my current position through a recruiter, which I’ll leave all the information below about my recruiting agency. If you are a finance or accounting major then they will be the perfect people to be in contact with. They will help you find  full-time positions, part- time positions, and internships that will help you grow your resume and network. I would definitely recommend them!

Now on to this week’s topic, which is how to excel at your first post-grad job. I was blessed to get a position in my desired field that helped me gain some amazing skills and experience. It has also has made my resume stand out in the best way possible.

Although, I’m excited to move and start a new position at another amazing company. I am sad to say goodbye to all the amazing people I’ve met here, the flexibility, and the office dynamics. I have never worked somewhere that was so chill and laid back. It’s comforting to know that the things I’ve learned at school, I can apply it to real world problems. I’ve learned so much in the past couple of months about how to handle yourself in an office setting, how to manage your time, and how to get the most out of your position.

I’ve listed three main things that will help you excel at your first post-grad job that helped me transition from college life to adult world.

Here they are:

  1. Ask Questions - It’s often normal to feel stupid about whether you’re asking a good question, dumb question, or if they will think your incapable based on the questions you asked. It’s important to know that they LOVE you to ask questions, to take notes, and to reach out for assistance if needed. It’s okay. Just ask.

  2. Don’t get caught up with office antics - I am blessed that I never had to deal with office drama, mostly because I kept to myself. It’s crucial that you keep your work and your personal life separate because entangling them together could cause problems. I use to love making friends at work and transitioning work friends to real life friends but I’ve learned over the years that It’s okay to compartmentalize your friendships. It’s okay for work friends to be just that. Work friends. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have work friends or that you can’t mix the two . I’m just saying it will make your life easier if you don’t. You can make that decision on your own. Just don’t get involved in office gossip or drama. STAY OUT

  3. Work is Work - I am a person who is all about her work. I don’t go to work to have fun or to make friends. I go to work to work. I have been able to excel at work because I make sure to put 100% into the work that I do. I go above and beyond what is expected of me. I take criticism well and I fix myself accordingly. If you focus at work on your work then you will have nothing to worry about. I would also advise you to learn how to manage your time well, create to-do lists, and prioritize your work. If you learn how to do these three things, you will do just fine!

This new chapter is going to be so exciting for you. You will not only learn more about your desired career but also about yourself. It’s okay to have fun at work or make friends but make sure that you are working twice as hard as you are playing. Do what’s expected of you x 2.

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