New Job Advice: Review several career websites for advice about early behavior on a new job. You can review the websites listed under Readings. Read about mentors. Turn in a list of your sources for advice.
Job Tasks: Based on other work experiences and on the job description for the position you have accepted (or are about to accept or have interviewed for), describe your first week, day-by-day, on your next job. Discuss probable job activities, clothing, behavior, and free-time activities. Use timelines if helpful. Refer to your job description and use it as a guideline of responsibilities that you can convert to daily tasks.
Beyond Expectations: Consider what you will do when you don’t have enough work to fill your time: how will you find meaningful activities to do? Higher salary increases and promotions go to superior performers. What will you do to distinguish your performance?
Challenge Yourself: How do you expect to find your “niche” in an office and professional hierarchy? Who do you ask for advice on office procedures and protocol? How do you plan to obtain a professional personal mentor/coach?
Strategize: Identify areas you know you need to improve or address. Do you tend to procrastinate? Can you be impatient with others not as smart as yourself? Do you need to work on networking skills? If you did the interest test or have the results from other personality based tests, you may have additional suggestions for areas to address. Think about image building, dressing for success, goal setting, obtaining mentors. Identify the three most significant areas for you and discuss how you plan to address them in your new work environment.
Please submit the following as one file:
List of sources of articles you have read on job-advice
One-page description of first week and first three months on the job. Use your current or potential job description.
One-page response to parts 4 and 5 above
One-page discussion of your personal strategy for on-the-job success
To submit your file, select the link with the assignment title above.
Use the “Browse My Computer” button in the Attach File area to attach your document. Be sure to complete your submission by choosing the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
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