Making Your Mark

Sometimes getting a job is serendipity. You are at just the right place at just the right time. Other times The job takes a long search and feels like more of a quest. Either way, when you get the job, the real work starts.

With a new job comes new methods to learn. Every company has their way of doing even the smallest of tasks. Remember, there is the right way, the wrong way, and the company way. You will need to watch and follow the training and actions of others.

You cannot show up as though you know it all. Help where and when you can, and be humble enough to learn from those willing to teach. Doing this will help you to grow your esteem.

Do not partake in showing off and bragging. These traits grow old fast. Show you are eager to learn and do well, and more people will be on your side.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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