Clean up your online presence. Go through all of your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and remove things that your employer wouldn’t want to see. Become more active on LinkedIn and keep it up to date.
Create and stick to a personal budget. Many college students who begin their new jobs and see their first salaried paycheck feel like they can do all the things that they couldn’t afford while in school. This means it is very important to create a budget to see how much disposable income you actually have after all of your bills are paid for.
Take a moment to define your values and goals and stay true to them. During this transition, it is important to redefine what your goals and values are after college as they most likely have changed. Once you have those, always keep them in mind and continue evaluating how your job or future jobs fit in with them.
Take initiative. Especially when starting a new job, it is important to make sure you go above and beyond no matter what the task is. Continuing to demonstrate these qualities will not only help you in your current job but potentially provide new opportunities like a promotion.
Stay up to date on current events/news. It is always important to follow what is going on not only in business, but in the world as well. Subscribing to either a business publication or general news publication like the New York Times will keep you continuously in the loop and expand your knowledge base.
Continue building your network. Continuing to make connections with others not only within your organization but also outside of it can help you pursue potential opportunities in the future.
Remember learning doesn’t end after college. There are always going to be things that you don’t know so making sure that you continue to ask questions is vital. In addition, you can learn so much from your co-workers especially those who are much more experienced than you.