Hannah Hernandez
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A big letdown since I started my first job is when I realized that I spend most of my time reporting the work instead of doing the work. There are so many stakeholders that I need to “provide an update to” including the clients, partners, my coworkers, my boss and my boss’s boss. How are these reporting times accounted for if I’m still expected to do my job? Do people all get buried in these reporting paperwork and never share the truth behind a real job?

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about 2 months ago
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Rosa Hernandez

Yeah I learned it pretty earlier on that I'm not good with paperwork and reporting. So I figured out my own way to communicate that with people and kind of set my work style and expectation. You don't have to cater to everyone so don't get stressed by overcommunicating.

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Vanessa Ayala

I was just like you at my first job shocked by how the work actually entailed. Sometime I didn't feel like a lot of tasks were good usage of my time. But I agreed with @Yiming Shuang you do need to find the silver lining. And remember you don't necessarily stick to the same task to the end. So it might be just a stage that you don't need to do forever.

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Yiming ShuangCommunity Specialist
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There's always some disappointments when you first started a job especially for the first time. Don't take those as negatives. This is a great way to explore what your strengths and weaknesses are. To me it doesn't sound like it's a waste of time but improving your communication and coordination skills. There's a great importance of bring everyone up to speed so make sure you demonstrate that in your resume too!

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