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tips for college students at first jobs

tips for college students at first jobs - The Wall Street...

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The Wall Street Journal June 26, 2007 . Tips for College Grads at First Jobs By ERIN WHITE June 26, 2007; Page B6 Stephen Felkins, a 23-year-old engineer who graduated from Duke University last year, wore a jacket and tie to his first day of work at a Philadelphia architectural firm. But he quickly noticed most people were dressed informally. The second day, he ditched the tie, and he has rarely worn one since. As newly minted college graduates start their first real jobs, the first weeks are filled with potential missteps. Grads need to figure out new tasks, the office culture, the boss's expectations, how to interact with colleagues, how to dress, and even when to arrive and leave. "The first couple of weeks are very important," says Mike Hendel, associate director of the career center at Carleton College in Minnesota. "A good showing the first couple of weeks will set the tone." For many, it's a challenge. The work world is more ambiguous than school, where students get explicit instructions and regular feedback. On the job, some bosses
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