"If I knew then what I know now" is a thought many of us have had when thinking back on our college days. Undoubtedly, the working world is far different than you thought it would be as a college student. As the class of 2013 prepares for graduation, we provide advice from recent grads and experts. ...
In the workplace
Networking and internships are essential first steps in entering the working world. But once you've landed a job, it's important to pay attention to office culture and model your work after the company's top performers.
"When you're new to a job, you're often focused on learning and getting your work done, but take a minute to look around," says Gabriel Razo, Career Services Director at City Colleges of Chicago. "Make sure that you're in sync with what's important to your team and try to copy that behavior so people see you as a resource."