Tips for success in your new or or first job

Tips for Success in Your New or First Job


During the summer of 2006, my daughter, Nicole, started her first job. I wrote this letter to her and called it ‘Tips for success in your new or first job’.

  • Thank God for you job – daily. (He’s the one who gave you the job and all of your gifts and talents.)
  • Pray for your leaders – start today. Pray for God’s blessing in their lives and for favor with them.
  • Respect authority and leadership. They will respect you back.
  • Do not gossip about anyone under any circumstances – you will earn the trust of people.
  • Ask lots of questions – it is ok – they will see your interest.
  • Always be willing to learn new things and change old ones.
  • Smile and be friendly – be yourself – you make people happy!
  • Always be professional, respectful of people, efficient, a hard worker, honest – people will be impressed.
  • Customers are always ‘right’ (unless they harass you). You will learn how to deal with all types of people and situations.
  • Have FUN learning, with your customers, and with your co-workers.
  • Be proud of what you do – no matter what it is – YOU matter to me, to the company, and most importantly, to God.
  • Ask God for wisdom, knowledge and understanding – daily.
  • Don’t forget your priorities: 1) God 2) your family 3) your job.

While this list was specifically for Nicole, I want to encourage you to take these tips for success in your new or first job to heart. They work for anyone!


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