Please check out this fantastic article by Indeed.com with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – 5 Career-Building Experts Discuss 10 Tips for How To Find Success in Your First Job After College
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Stepping into your first post-college job is such an exciting time. It’s what you’ve dreamed about—and studied and planned for. But, it can also be an emotional time that’s full of uncertainty, and you’ll likely encounter challenges that you haven’t even thought of.
To help you find success in your first job after college, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best tips from a handful of career-building thought leaders, each of whom are considered experts in their respective fields and have years of experience developing skills across multiple disciplines.
“Overall, there are many important lessons you can learn in your first job after college that will be valuable throughout your career,” he adds. “By focusing on building relationships, honing your skills and embracing a growth mindset, you can set yourself up for long-term success.”
Show that you’re always open to learning! Embracing a growth mindset not only helps you acquire new skills, but it also makes you stand out and keeps you competitive, Warzel added. Think about taking online courses via MasterClass or SkillShare, join the local chapter of the trade association in your field and find out if they offer any educational opportunities, and look for certifications related to your job that will amplify your skills.
Keep networking! Your first job post-college is a fantastic opportunity to build professional relationships and network with people in your industry, Warzel says. It’s important to foster these connections in every role you have going forward.
“It’s important to make connections and build relationships with colleagues, clients and other professionals in your field. This can help you learn about job openings, career opportunities and other valuable information that can help you advance your career.”
Attend conferences related to your job or field, join local networking groups, follow others in your industry on LinkedIn, and participate in your college or university’s alumni organization.
Showcase your social side! Strong communication skills—both during the workday and while hanging out in the break room—are essential for your career success, Warzel says. “Learning to communicate effectively and professionally can help you build stronger relationships and advance your career.”
Step out of your comfort zone. Your first job may not be what you’ve always expected. You’ll likely need to pivot to adapt to challenges that come up along the way.
“Learning to be adaptable and flexible can help you navigate unexpected changes and challenges in your career,” Warzel says.
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Read the article: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/news/expert-career-tips-first-job
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