To all those who graduated, or are very close – be aware that buyers remorse isn’t exclusive to material items… It exists in the world of hiring management too! You finally land a job – start it off right by maintaining the first impression you worked so hard to set.
According to a post by David Perlmutter in The Chronicle of Higher Education:
- Be thankful you got the job and don’t drop off the face of the planet once you get the green light.
- Respond to “Welcome Emails” from colleagues – you need their support and they need our support.
- Don’t compare the old to the new – no one wants to hear it!
- You still have to prepare – it is obvious when you don’t. Teaching Chem 101 won’t be exactly the same.
Congratulations! You have a job! Now, remember that first impression got you the job will help you keep it!