I did my first internship last summer. When I got this call
The difference is not visible, but in the service industry everyone just wanted me to work. To earn money on them. So
Before I begin, I have hyperbolated the difference between the service and the business world. I'd fantasize about the days when I could wear fancy jackets instead of the same company. In fact, I used to wear snacks and a regular shirt to work.
"Of course, my hopes for glamorous lives have not been respected, but I am glad it is not so; I have pressed me so much to be perfect."
Speaking of e-mails, the work I did wasn't always exciting. Sometimes I was given the task of handing over 200 people to the same message, personalized by their names. Or resizing the images. Or order marketing materials. Menial tasks, which added to important results, were certainly not worthy of praise. Of course, my hopes for glamorous offices were not respected, but I'm glad it wasn't; I made a lot of pressure from me to be perfect
Of all the studies I've done before my internship, I thought I'd be an expert on work. Do it in the office, not that one! Say these three things to your boss to win this promotion, and so on every article about the career I read has created the impression that everything that is done with work is black and white-all the offices are conservative, and do not let me show my sense of humour in front of my boss (my not the most politically correct, I must admit). But it turned out that the office has a group chat on Facebook, in which employees who send each other "dirty notes" are involved, including my boss (there was no harassment there!). Of course, not all offices are like mine, but not all offices
This applies to all industries. I don't know about you, but I tend to romanticize all the descriptions of the tasks I've read, and imagine that they don't require anything but participation, super-important work. So imagine my surprise when I got to my work place, and he had to spend all the days sending e-mails and resizing images, sometimes for a few hours. I'd forget that there are a million different things that can get into a successful business and selectively imagine only the most fabulous. As a student, it was easy to say. "
"The work full time is at a higher level of discipline-one of which I was not used at the beginning."
It never hits me harder: sitting eight to nine hours a day, that's cruel. I didn' t even notice my muscles and joints were losing strength, but they did. And I can't tell you how important it is for me to be a member of the gym during my full employment. It kept me from becoming a potato. So from me to you, the difference between the stacks on pistachios or the Pringles on the job is very large (and trust me; you'll want a snack). It's really important for one hour to do yoga, Pilate, or something else, even if you do it once a week. For those who are easily bored on a treadmill or on a fixed bicycle, call a friend and share them while you work. Time will pass twice as fast
In the first month my internship was with a large number of first employees: the first official joyful hour with colleagues, in the first minute remaining committed to the gym, for the first time working on the computer 40 hours a week, etc. Everything was new to me, and my first week was a little unsettled because of all the things I knew I'd have to learn and get used to. But I did it! I learned, and by four weeks, I got it right. The same applies to you; regardless of the position you want, you will be able to adjust to the new task, even if it is the first thing to do. I will be eternally grateful to the company that gave me my first opportunity to complete the internship because it is not so easy to get your foot in the hand door of the labor force. In order to get used to the "real" task, it was a difficult task, but it was, of course, a great cause
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Dana Iskoldski (Dana Iskoldski) is the editor of "At-At-Big" ("Chief Guinea Pig") in its search for brilliant career tips