Career information brief offers strategies for job success

As 3,200 newly-minted UWindsor alumni set out in search of their first professional employment, the June Career Information Brief, published by the Centre for Career Education, offers a number of strategies to help them make the most of the crucial first year in a job.

  • Ask questions—you are not expected to know everything on your first day.
  • Find a mentor—either formally or informally, learn from those who are further along in their career journeys.
  • Set goals—while these may change over time, it can be very motivating to have a target you are trying to reach.
  • Dress for success—assess your wardrobe and make an investment in some suitable attire for the workplace.
  • Avoid distractions—your focus should be on your work.
  • Keep learning—keep your skills up-to-date.
  • Go above and beyond—make sure to not just meet the expectations of your employer, but exceed them.
  • Be respectful—acknowledge others and respect their expertise.

The briefs are aimed at providing faculty and staff with timely information they can use to assist students. Read the June edition, as well as previous briefs, on the centre’s Web site.