Growing up, your coaches, teachers, and parents wanted you to win. Now your job is to make others successful and pace yourself along the way. Learn how these new dynamics will impact you in your first job and how to adjust quickly.
- When it comes to the shift between school…and the world of work, a lot of things stay the same,…like your grades turn into performance reviews.…You reported to a teacher, and now you report to a boss.…And constantly texting your friends is still frowned upon.…But there are some differences too.…For example, in school, there's a lot of variation…in terms of time.…You go to class for 45 minutes, and then you get a break.…You get graded on a semester, and then you start over.…
You have one teacher for a year,…and then you get a new teacher.…But work is more like a huge group project…that never ends, and that can be tough at first.…And it's up to you to pace yourself.…In my senior year, I was taking five classes.…I had an internship and a job.…The day was always different,…and there was always a new challenge.…And then I started working a 40-hour-a-week job…the next semester.…And I remember just sitting there at my desk thinking…this is it all day for the next 40 years.…
Hello, anxiety.…Feeling like you're under-stimulated…
- Identify the major financial pillars in a retail-based business.
- Prepare for your first day by overviewing staff, products, and logistics in advance.
- Recognize the high value times to speak up and ask questions.
- Recall how to prioritize and position opportunities for improvement.
- Explore how to distinguish yourself as the most valuable player in the eyes of your boss.