Graduates: 5 things you'd wish you'd been told about full time work
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Welcome to the world of employment. 1) Everyone else is winging it You probably feel a little clueless and out of your depth, especially if it’s your first week. But in reality both your boss and your bosses boss most likely feel like this sometimes too. They’ve learnt to say the right words at the right time, but behind the disguise is a normal person just like you, so take note of instances when they might be winging it and learn from how they deal with difficult situations. 2) Be ballsy You’ve got your first job out of uni, massive pat on the back - now the hard work really starts. Doing what you’re told is obviously great, and will definitely get you some brownie points.If you really want to impress, show your boss you’ve got a go-getter kind of attitude. Don’t be afraid to present new ideas and offer something different than your co-workers. 3) The ‘real world’ will hit you hard Being a skint student is probably wearing a bit thin by now. The idea of actually having some money is obviously appealing while you’re sat in your rubbish ridden accommodation. Now you’re a full-timer say goodbye to personal time – no more American TV series or Xbox,or a swift afternoon pint in the SU – you’ll get used to it eventually. From the moment you start work, you’ll feel like you spend your life counting down the days until the weekend, but don’t worry, that will pass! Before you know it, you’ll find your routine and everything will be better.
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