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How To Start Your First Job
Your first job is your first real step into the adult world and there’s not many experiences that are quite as scary. However, while many of the big hurdles of our lives come with instruction manuals (getting married, having children, buying flatpack furniture), there’s nothing that explains how you navigate the tricky first weeks and months of the working world. But now there is.
Budget First has come up with an illustrated guide to your first job, and it’s full of handy tips like how to use an elevator pitch to introduce yourself to your new colleagues, what to do (and not to do) in your team meetings, how to ask for help and how to handle feedback from your boss at performance review time.
All of these are situations that could cause you anxiety and potential embarrassment if you get them wrong, and lots of people do let their nerves get the better of them, stumbling through their first big presentations and making bad first impressions.
That doesn’t have to be you though, and this useful guide will help you come out the other side of those early months as a confident and respected member of the workforce, ready for a glittering career.
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