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What You Need to Know to be Successful in Your First Job


Your first real job out of school. Day one. Help!

Working smart, the ability to make valuable and memorable business decisions at opportune times, is what separates exceptional employees from average employees. Learning how to work smart is not taught in school nor does it appear in an employee handbook.  It’s learned through listening and understanding your workplace’s expectations and executing appropriately.

Hello, Career takes employees in their first job on a journey showing them how to work smart by sharing advice, guidance, and real-world stories from key areas of the workplace, including:  

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  • How to become manager smart yet remain true to yourself

  • Why developing a great relationship with the “office superheroes” is a smart move

  • The importance of establishing a trusted inner circle

  • Why it’s critical to understand and select the right employee benefits

New employees will have the blueprint to work smart allowing them to demonstrate to their manager and colleagues they are wise beyond their years and positioning themselves for success and advancement. 

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A portion of sales of Hello, Career support the All Within My Hands Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. Learn more about their great work and donate directly on their website

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This chart summarizes some of the key points made in Hello, Career. Download the chart, print it out, and keep it in your workspace to remind you to always to work smart. And be sure to pick up a copy of Hello, Career for more details and more great advice. 

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Learn to work smart, demonstrate your wisdom, and excel in your first job by picking up a copy of Hello, Career today:

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