Survivify: Work

How to Survivify: Your First Job (With Your Sanity Intact)

Congratulations! You've landed your first job! Now what?! Well, you may find that keeping a job with your sanity intact is harder than finding the job was in the first place. There is so much to learn about your company, and all of the people you will be interacting with. It won't be long before you're facing office politics, crazy deadlines, and long hours. If you're smart, you'll start out by reading some of these tips. As you get further along in your job, come back and share how you survived!

Look on the bright side:

  • At least you've got someplace to go in the morinng.
  • It's always easier to find a new job while you've already got one.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Keep a contact list so that you can start developing your professional network.
  • Keep track of major tasks and accomplishments. You'll ace those pesky performance reviews (and it'll help keep your resume current).
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Words of Wisdom

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius
When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it. -Theodore Roosevelt