You have trained for it all your life. You finally have a chance to show your stuff. You arrive at your workplace, probably just a bit terrified, ready to get your marching orders.
You want to do a good job. But what does that mean exactly and how should you go about it. You have mastered going to school. But work is something very different.
Above all else, you would rather not get fired. But the truth is that most workers do get fired once in their lives, and sometimes several times. It’s a learning opportunity, for sure. The odds are that if you are going to get fired, it will be from your first job.
This guide serves the purpose of making that less likely. It is a cheat sheet to get you up to speed on what you need to know when first starting out. Most of this no one will teach you in school. It comes only from broad experience. This guide gives you the benefit of that broad experience without the pain of learning it on your own.