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Tips For Fresh Graduates to Find Success in the First Job

Updated : June 12th, 2019

One of the most intriguing phases of life is transitioning from college to work life. A fresh graduate has been doing nothing but only studying since adolescence and is now staring at transitioning into a different walk of life altogether. This is certainly not a cakewalk for most of us since it’s like stepping into a new planet. From academic life to being a full time professional.

The phase of transition is critical. From the time you’ve graduated, until the process of interview that lands you the first job and about a year into your first job, your acts can make or break things for you. This period calls for introspection at times which helps you in making the right behavioral decisions which in turn helps in driving performance at work. Out of all the major and minor aspects or “Game Changers” as we would like to call it, we’ve collated a list of 5 most discerning points that will help you to find success in your first job.

Job Finding Tips

Stay Open Minded

The most crucial aspect. Be open minded and embrace all the learning that comes your way. Whether it is a process you will be learning or a skill you’ll acquire, learn them with passion and dedication. This Game Changer also calls for ability to ask questions if you are unable to understand or comprehend a component at work. Always look up to your seniors and supervisors for mentorship.

Willing to Unlearn

You heard it right. As much as you’re willing to learn, the focus should be balanced on unlearning as well. Some theories and rules may not be the most appropriate at all places which includes work. As a fresh graduate you must acquire the ability to unlearn and replace it with another thought or create your own.

For example, your casual humor at college may have done wonders and added onto the popularity among classmates. However, you may not be apply the same form of humor at workplace, among colleagues. This calls for unlearning.

Ready to Take Instructions

Salaried employment is all about hierarchies and following the instructions from the boss. There will never be an end to this pyramid. Even the C.E.O reports to the board! Be ready to take instructions and feedback from your superiors and supervisors. If you feel it is harsh, take it with a pinch of salt and any disagreement should be communicated in an assertive manner.

Do not put your skills and knowledge above your peer or senior group and flaunt it. You may end up damaging your relationship in the team which may be irreparable for a long time.

Flexibility & Proactiveness

College might have been about fixed hours of attending classes and chilling out with friends in between. Professional life is sometimes gruelling and lasting work which calls for flexibility such as putting those extra hours or working on a weekday. Be flexible and open to working long hours when required. If it is taking a toll on your health, feel free to let your supervisor know.

Being proactive also adds laurels to your career in the company. Take initiatives, innovate and presenting your idea helps. Things that improve a process or add value to the way it is being done, is welcome in the corporate world.

Follow the Framework

Extremely crucial. In this new age of rapidly changing technology, organisations are netting the policy framework like never before. As a knowlegeble employee, it’s paramount to understand the rules and regulations and ensure the work is carried out within the boundaries.

As stated in the introductory section of this article, there are many tiny facets that helps you in having a smooth sail. We at fileunemployment.org wish you a happy career ahead.

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  1. I work for a church pre school program and I have lost my job due to coronavirus. When I applied for unemployment in Texas it says that two does not except this employer as my last employer. I’ve been working there for 13 years. What do I do?

  2. Chad ….. how do I get thru when it wont accept my ID or my password. I change it 5 times and it still wont work. Calling is not working at any time when I spend and whole day calling back to back to get thru. why don’t they just help or force the employers ( company) to place they claims in for their workers like GM did……I NEED HELP…PLEASE.

    1. Chad,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  3. i live in ga…all the day cares have shut down my wife and i have full time jobs,,,but i have to leave my company which i have been there for over two years,to take care of our child….can i still collect unemployment…this covid virus is why i have to leave my job…

    1. Gary,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  4. are you kidding me my son lost his job on 10/17/2020 hes mentally challenged and cant file on his own because he doesn’t know how so I started going to sites trying to file for him and the residence inn Marriott promised to help him and have done zip . ive tried 10 different sites and I keep getting dropped wen I complete forms and push submit. 12 days now n still cant file a claim.

    1. Martin,

      There’s only one website you should be trying from. Please let us know your state and we’ll share the website information.

  5. I have submitted my forms EXACTLY as I was instructed too on line. Even though I have filled out the paperwork correctly I keep getting emails asking for me to fill out the form that I have done multiple times already. Remuneration – Claimant Questionnaire is the issue. I got online and requested a phone call. 3 days ago. I just need to know that you guys received everything and I don’t owe any more information.
    Nobody answers the 617-626-6800 number. Just get directed to the internet. Well, you can’t speak with the internet. I am getting mixed messages and I fret that this will delay any benefits.
    Could someone please give me a call.

    1. James,

      Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. This is a private forum and we’ll not be able to arrange a callback.

  6. I work for a church that has grown it’s congregation over almost 40 years and we now have 26 mostly full time employees, most being here many years. Will our employees be able to file and receive benefits since we are an EXEMPT from paying unemployment industry? State of Florida

  7. My unemployment benefits ran out 3/1/2020 am I able to file for extended benefits ? I live in California and am 62 years old.

    1. Ariana,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

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