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20: 5 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job (with Emily Drewry)

On Episode 20 Lee Caraher talks to Emily Drewry, a freelance writer and social media editor at Forbes Magazine. Emily is a millennial and semi-recent college grad, and she shares valuable tips on how to transition from college to the workplace.

Lee and Emily delve into the things no one tells you about your first job – mainly that it probably won’t be “the job” so don’t pressure yourself to find the perfect placement. The most important thing to do is to actually land that first job.

Key takeaways:

  • Your first job is a learning opportunity and it is your responsibility to make sure you learn something every day.
  • Observe how things are done at your new job for a full week, then ask questions.
  • Learn the unwritten rules of the office. Do people prefer IM or email? Do they eat at their desks or all together? These things matter.
  • Figure out your own work/life balance. Only you know what will work for you – and your career ambitions.