What should I expect going in for my first job?
This is my first job ever and I don't have anyone to help me or give me advice on what to expect #advice #jobsearch #teenjobs #firstjob
Be on time, rested, and ready to learn. Smile and try to be relaxed you are there to learn through experience and make some money. Show them you are happy to be there. Don’t complain. Be respectful and nice to your coworkers. Do your best.
Depends on the job. Generally, when you report to work you are introduced to your co-workers and paired with someone who will be training you Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be drawn into negative conversation. Nothing is more impressive to an employer than seeing someone who is enthusiastic and hard working.
Expect to start at the bottom and work your way up
Be on time everyday. Don’t get involved in groups or clicks. Keep your opinions to yourself unless someone in management asks you a question directly.. Don’t call in when you are scheduled. Follow the rules not other employees. How you act and react while on the clock will follow you from one job to another. Give your employer an honest days work. Good luck
Look, listen, and learn.
Don't bring your phone.
It's all the same whether it's your 1st, 2nd or 100th job ... Carolyn, Erin & Shayna's advice is spot on. And, where necessary, always take notes so you can refer back to them!! It is expected for you to ask questions during training, but the time does come where you are expected to do it on your own. Learn all you can within that position and if you can handle the work, where & when possible, look into being cross-trained... to help others but also to gain additional training. It's alllllll about learning so you can add more skills to your resume towards whatever job/career might interest you.
ALSO, no matter what job you are in, if the employer provides a retirement plan (like 401k) ALWAYS sign up for it!! If they "match" you ALWAYS match their percentage and every pay raise increase your contribution percentage by 1%. Find someone that can mentor you correctly on how to manage this account... don't allow anyone to teach you that it's better to chase the high producing accounts because it never ends well. If you leave the company roll the money over to a Roth IRA or, if possible, roll into your next employers plan. NEVER "cash" it out (heavy taxes=lost money) or listen to people about how you can borrow against it and pay yourself back. When I left my 1st job I had $9k in my retirement plan... I rolled it over to a Roth and it's done very well over the years. At age 30 I was contributing 16% of my paychecks to my 401k, because of this I was able to SEMI-retire by age 56. BEST OF LUCK!!
You’ll be fine. 🤗