For recent grads, the search is on to find that job that you worked hard to get the degree for. And once you sign that offer letter, the real work begins, making your mark and setting yourself up for future success. What you want to avoid is making “rookie mistakes.” The article, “3 (Surprising) Mistakes to Avoid at your First Job,” by Ritika Trikha lists out some lessons you can learn from others mistakes so you don’t fall victim as well. They are…
1. You don’t as for help
- A common misconception is that asking for help will make you seem clueless or helpless, but the reality is when you don’t know what you are doing, not asking for help will result in you looking just that.
2. You think you are too low on the totem pole
- There is not a role too small that cannot contribute in a much larger way- be on the look out for tasks you can step up to the plate to complete and make an impact.
3. You avoid work social events
- You don’t want to come across as a poor sport, so engaging with co-workers is a great way to build important relationships within your company.
The article goes into further detail as to why these mistakes can set a poor example on your first job out of the gate.