THE COLLEGE SENIOR AND...
...THE TOP 5 WAYS TO KEEP A JOB AS THE NEWBIE IN THE OFFICE!
Ah, yes- the college senior. The hustle and bustle to find a job and the hope that the internship you took when you were a sophomore is really gonna pay off. If you've skipped around to figure out how the heck you're gonna get a job and do the whole "life" thing, congratulations, you've come to the right place.
1. BE A PERSON, GEEZ.
Please, God! Don't be the newbie who's fresh out of college and set the stereotype for everyone else just graduating college. Millennials are already stereotyped as thinking they're entitled to everything. So, for God's sakes, put down your phone and act interested in your coworkers. Even if the guy with a steady job, two teenagers, and a wife seems like a dinosaur to you, at least try not to show it.
2. KEEP UP WITH YOUR EMAILS
Yes, okay. We get it: you text, you tweet, you Instagram, you Facetime, and you Snapchat. "Emails? Who the heck uses emails anymore?", to answer your question, Millennial, most of the older people who have had a job longer than you, they do. They email. Once again, you want to avoid looking like the too-good-for-everyone college graduate.
3. SPEAK UP
While your ideas might not always get picked, pitch them! And in the most positive way possible! You are not allowed, I repeat: NOT ALLOWED to get butt-hurt when your boss or manager doesn't care about what you have to say. If you are one that is used to everything that you say getting praised, get ready: it might change. You're still the new one in the office, but still show signs of optimism in your place in the workforce.
4. DRESS APPROPRIATE
In today's society, you might be surprised how the way a person dresses can make or break them. This isn't your Wednesday 8 a.m. anymore, and no you can't wear your sweatpants to work.
Yes, the last tip! If you want to keep your job, at least try to show you're interested. This means: show up on time, be polite, and be engaging. Give your coworkers and boss a reason to want to keep you around for a little longer and maybe even give you a promotion.