This is the real world where most of us are left to fend for ourselves and our bank accounts. Luckily, we have Michael Scott to lead the way by example.
In an ideal world every one of us would be able to fall back on the family business or have a stellar internship set up. But this is the real world where most of us college kids are left to fend for ourselves and our bank accounts. Luckily, those of us who still need some guidance can find an honorable role model in the one and only: Michael Scott.
1. Job Hunting
When the summer months hit we’re left to hike up our boots, ask our moms where our social security cards/passports are, and to sort out our priorities in the work force. Here’s a rough idea of what those priorities may be:
2. Nailing the Interview
But before you can actually get the job, you’ll have to sit down with your future employer and allow the judge-gates to open. Michael Scott pro tip: honesty is always the best policy… So long as there’s a limit.
3. First Impressions
So, you got the job and now you’re about to walk into your first day of training. Not only will your coworkers’ personalities color the work place as you know it, but your’s too will add to the vibrance. So be sure to avoid giving off the wrong impression by gossiping about what your fellow coworkers may or may not have said.
4. Learning the Ropes
Keeping in mind that this is a new job, there will inevitably be a learning curve. However, seeing as this is a summer job that you’ll abandon in 3 months time, you’ll have to cut to the chase and choose your questions carefully.
5. First Full Shift
Look at you, you (semi) functioning adult! You’ve had a long day in the real world and now it’s time to sit back and reflect on all of the life skills you’ve learned.
6. First Full Week
Here you sit, five short days later wondering when exactly you grew to be the man/woman that stands in the mirror before you today. While still relentlessly referred to as “new guy”, you feel – in fact, you just know – you could run this business with your eyes closed. After all, you’ve become a pro at your temp position, so how much harder can a stint with corporate be?