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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

Few Go Above and Beyond

You’ll be amazed by the number of clock-watchers you’ll be working with. These workers do only what’s asked of them and put in their 40 hours a week, not a second more.

Their indifference can be your gain if you simply offer to take on additional assignments or put in extra time once in a while.

“Happy volunteers rack up points,” says Stern. “Companies are always impressed with junior staffers who are willing to pay their dues, roll up their sleeves and pitch in to help. By exhibiting this type of can-do attitude and leaving your ego at the doorstep, you’ll show management that you’re committed to hard work, advancement and the team effort.”

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