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Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Job

Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Job

Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

“You may be a smart cookie, but as a 20-something, you’re still a relative newbie in the business world,” says Alexandra Levit, author of They Don’t Teach Corporate in College.

So tread lightly when it comes to sharing your groundbreaking ideas, especially when you’re the new person.

“Resist the temptation to jump in and take over projects or to assume that you know how things should be done,” Levit says. “Older colleagues with more experience will perceive this behavior as arrogance and will quickly dismiss your valuable input.”


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