Landing your first job after college is an amazing experience! You’re making more money than you probably ever have in your life, you’re transitioning into adulthood and you’re beginning to pave your career path for your future. With all those great things happening, working for a company or organization can begin to get complicated. There are chains of commands and more than likely you are at the bottom of that chain because you are just starting out. So how do you maintain your identity and your voice in your job?
When I began my full-time job I felt extremely intimidated. I was working with older and wiser people who had been at the job as long as 10 years. I had no idea what I was doing and what my role was in the company so I was lost.
There are two big things that have helped me to find my voice in my 9-5.