We often speak of getting jobs but we rarely discuss what an entry-level employee can do to improve. I have asked many professionals and have received many different answers; however a few comments appear regularly:
1. Work hard – be willing to stay late and put work above personal whims.
2. Be a team player – learn from leaders, work with them and be willing to take extra responsibility
3. Don’t be afraid to contribute – too many entry-level employees are afraid to contribute in meetings or even do their jobs. Entry-level people need to recognize they do not have the expertise of their
managers but should still be willing to contribute ideas and do the work they are hired to do.
What other skills will help an entry-level employee succeed?