Recent College Graduate Expert Tip of the Month- Sep 09

Become a “go to” person

By Nancy Barry
Speaker and Author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know

If you want to stand out above the crowd, and be loved by every manager you work with, become what I call a “go to” person. That’s someone who is known for having a positive attitude, meeting deadlines, and always following through on commitments they’ve made. The more you do, the more you’ll get to do. You’ll also get exposure at a level in the company you may not have had before.

Never pass up the opportunity to work on new projects. No matter how busy you are, make the time to do it. It’s a fabulous opportunity to prove yourself. If you become known as a “go to” person early in your career, all kinds of magical things could happen.

A dear friend, who owns his own business, learned a valuable lesson from his dad. “Never give people a reason to call someone else.” It’s great advice for all of us.

Nancy Barry, Recent College Graduate Expert, Campus Calm

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