You Got the Job: So Now What?

congratsCongratulations! You got the job, so what do you do now?

Be On Time:

If you’re early, you’re on time; if you’re on time, you’re late; if you’re late, you’re fired.

Be Proactive:

Take initiative. Do what you know you have to do, and then some. In other words, show leadership.


Do what you have to do so then you can do what you want to do. First things first.


The Internet has become a wonderful source of networking. You can use sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to network.

Better Yourself:

Just because you got the job doesn’t mean you can’t lose it. The only way to ensure job security is if you stay on top of your game. Show your employers why hiring you was a good decision by constantly getting better at what you do. Earn new certifications, go back to school, read to brush up on your skills, attend a few seminars here and there.

Think Big and Take Risks:

Be a go-getter and have that go-getter attitude. Nothing gets done being cautious all the time. What you don’t do, someone else will so don’t be afraid to take risks.

Have an Attractive Attitude:

Stop and chat to your colleagues when time permits. Being likeable is essential to your career. People at work must like and want to work with you. If you’re in a position of strength, you still have to play fair. Just because you’re in the driver’s seat doesn’t mean you have to run people over. (Reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch comes in handy.)

Hang in There:

You’re not going to get promoted your first day in the office. Seniority is really important in the workforce. The more experience you have, especially at one particular company, the more money you will make and the higher up the chart of hierarchy you will be. The first year or so will likely not be all that you expected, especially if you are a recent graduate with an entry level position. Just hang in there, it gets better and if it doesn’t, well Randy Pausch did say, “experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.” You can either remain loyal to that company or work for one that actually meets your expectations.


About Sierra

I'm an accounting major at Texas State University with a passion for all things international. I'm going to learn Russian, Portuguese, Italian, and possibly German one day. I've been speaking Spanish for 8 years and my dream is to one day travel across Latin America. DREAM Act 2015!

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