4 Tips to Stand Out in Your First Job Post Grad

Don’t try to stand out immediately.

“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear” — Rumi

No matter what you studied in school, how smart you are, how much potential you have etc. there is something you can learn from your manager/team members. In the first couple of months, you should absorb as much information about your job and workplace as you can.

Ask as many questions as possible.

“If I do a job in 30 minutes, it’s because I spent 10 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.“— Davy Greenberg

In a meeting setting, there are essentially three operation modes: Presenting information, asking a question, or listening.

Perform every assigned task to the best of your ability, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

“Most people miss Opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas A. Edison

My superior asked me to write executive bios for her manager’s business trip. I was annoyed, as this is not within my job description, and wondered why couldn’t just do it, but I did it anyway.

Form genuine relationships with people by being a reliable and kind co-worker.

“Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.” — Ben Stein

Everyone you will work with is a human first and employee second. Forming genuine relationships with your coworkers by being both useful and kind will help your career tremendously.

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