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大学生第一份工作最常犯的错误

Quora 2014年07月24日

我们的第一份工作最大的用处,往往是让我们知道,自己不希望从事什么样的工作来谋生。

    与所有人搞好关系——在校园里,如果你不喜欢某个人,可以对他不理不睬。但在工作中,如果你不喜欢一位同事,不能简单地对他视而不见,因为你们要在一起工作。相反,要做到友好真诚。如果对方是专业人士,即便他个人不喜欢你,也会在职业上尊重你。

    重质量,轻数量——如果可以的话,尽可能快地完成工作,但不能为了更多产出而牺牲工作的质量。如果你用代码校验破坏了软件构造,即便提前一周交付,也会给上司和同事留下负面印象。相反,如果由你改进和完成的项目取得成功,并且保证了质量,即便多花了一周时间,也会给其他人留下积极印象。

    多巴资本(Toba Capital)风险投资合伙人帕特里克•马西森的回答

    相信第一份工作将在很大程度上决定你今后的职业生涯。

    我记得在大学期间,周围的人都在憧憬着心仪的工作。当时流行的观点是,只要得到高盛(Goldman Sachs )的临时工作,就等于坐上了成功的列车,意味着整个职业生涯都将取得成功。

    如今,在毕业四年之后,我看到大多数朋友至少更换过一次雇主,许多人(包括我在内)甚至更换了行业。虽然许多人热爱自己的第一份工作,但有人很快便发现,自己更喜欢另外一个职业。

    毫无疑问,选择工作或雇主非常重要。某些工作会积累一定的人脉,这确实会决定以后的职业发展。但认为自己的第一份工作会不可阻挡地带来特定的职业品牌或生活方式,或者认为在选择工作时改变主意或犯错将是灾难性的,都是错误的观点。

    我们的第一份工作最大的用处,往往是让我们知道,自己不希望从事什么样的工作来谋生。

    消费者点评网Angie’s List工程部总监杰夫•罗杰斯的回答

    在某些行业,尤其是在科技行业,忽视电子邮件,推掉会议等,是可以接受的(甚至有人会引以为豪)……

    但你还不是下一个互联网亿万富翁。有人花了时间给你写电子邮件。你应该尽快回复,这是礼节问题。或者,你可以直接走过去与他们面对面交流(如果可行的话)。如果你不知道答案,或者需要更多时间,直接告诉对方。不要让邮件躺在你的收件箱里数天/数周。我给自己的邮箱设置了“24”小时规则。

    参加会议要准时。有人认为你对某个话题的观点很有趣,你应该将此作为褒奖。为了感谢他们,你理应出席会议并且保持专注。不要盯着自己的手机或笔记本电脑,除非确实有必要。有时候,确实会突然发生某些事情,需要你将注意力转移到紧急问题上。此时,要表示歉意或请求离开。

    “我不知道”是非常好的答案。(但后面应该紧跟着“……但我会找到答案”。)

    原问题见问答网站Quora应届毕业生在第一份工作中最常犯哪些错误?(财富中文网)

    译者:刘进龙/汪皓

    Be on good terms with everyone - In school, if you disliked someone, you could ignore him. At work, if you dislike a colleague, you cannot simply ignore him because you will be working together. Instead, be friendly and cordial. If that person is at all a professional, even if he dislikes you personally, he will respect you professionally.

    Value quality over quantity - If you can, try to work as quickly as possible, but do not sacrifice the quality of your work for the sake of more output. Your manager and colleagues will remember negatively the time you broke the software build with a code check-in, even if it was delivered a week ahead of time. However, they will remember fondly the success and quality of your polished and completed project, even if it took an extra week to wrap up.

    Answer by Patrick Mathieson, VC Associate at Toba Capital

    Believing that your first job is highly deterministic of the rest of your career.

    I remember being an undergrad and being surrounded by people absolutely pining over particular choice jobs. The prevailing attitude seemed to be that getting the Goldman Sachs GS gig would catapult them onto a trajectory of success that would last for their entire careers.

    Now that it’s been four years since my graduation, I’ve seen most of my friends change employers at least once, and many (including myself) have also switched industries. While some people loved their first jobs, some quickly found out that another occupation was more to their liking.

    Picking a job or employer is important, no doubt. And certain jobs can lead to relationships that DO determine the rest of your career. But to assume that your first job will inexorably lead to one particular brand of career or lifestyle, or that changing your mind or making a mistake in job selection is catastrophic, is the wrong attitude.

    Often our first jobs are most useful in teaching us what we DON’T want to do for a living.

    Answer by Jeff Rogers, Director of Engineering at Angie’s List

    In some pockets, especially tech, it’s ok (and weirdly prideful) to ignore emails, blow off meetings, etc…

    But you’re not the next Internet billionaire yet. Someone took the time to write you an email. You should extend them the courtesy of replying as quickly as you can. Or, you know, walking over and talking to them (if possible). If you don’t know the answer, or need more time, just say so. Don’t let it sit in your inbox for days/weeks. I impose a “24-hour” rule on my own mailbox.

    Show up to meetings on time. Someone thought your opinion on a topic might be interesting, so you should take that as a compliment. You owe it to them to attend and pay attention. Don’t stare at your phone or laptop, unless necessary. Sometimes things pop up that require your focus to shift to an urgent issue. If that happens, apologize or excuse yourself.

    “I don’t know” is a perfectly fine answer. (As long as “…but I will find out” quickly follows.)

    This question originally appeared on Quora: What’s the most common mistakes new graduates make in their first job?

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