Adjusting to a New Career
Learn to effectively communicate with your colleagues
Learning how to effectively work with a variety of employees and managers is a lifelong journey...take the time to listen and consciously observe others paying close attention to preferred communication styles, personality types, etc.
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Acknowledge and accept there will be a learning curve
I believe the greatest challenge following that would be in understanding the unique needs of your customer and how you can effectively meet their needs. I would say flexibility is the key and always keep an open mind for learning.
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Before you accept a job offer, learn as much as you can about the work-life balance
Work life balance is important, so definitely be true to yourself in terms of your needs when making an employment decision.
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Accept there will be busy times
Will there be busy times, yes of course, you may pull overtime several times of the year...
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Use your vacation days
Vacation days exist for a reason so utilize them when you feel you need a bit of a break from the routine of it all.
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Successful companies want you to have a good work-life balance
Most highly successful companies realize that the most productive workers are those who have this balance. Their high productivity stems from their loyalty and dedication to the company, which is built through an environment that values and strong work/life balance.
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Work hard, but not to the extreme where it affects your mental and physical health
Being new in your career, you probably want to demonstrate your work ethic and are eager to move up internally, but not at the expense of your mental/physical health
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Find something in your job that satisfies you
For most of us, job satisfaction comes from the challenge to accomplish something that we are uniquely qualified to tackle.
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