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Notes for school leavers joining the full-time workforce

Mark Fletcher
December 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments

I have some advice for school leavers joining the full-time workforce:

  1. Learn as much as you can.
  2. If you are not sure of something, ask. Don’t assume.
  3. Work out how to love your job, because if you don’t, working there will not be good for you or the business.
  4. Be as low maintenance as possible. Your employer is not an ATM you can tap every time you feel like sleeping in.
  5. How far you go in a business, and in your career, is up to you. You get out what you put it.
  6. Add value. If you do this a business will want to keep you and that gives you leverage in this job and your next.
  7. Every day, it is up to you.

If you are a business owner and hiring school leavers, step up to the responsibility seriously. You hire them, train them, manage them and determine their value to the business as as the value of the business to them. Oh, and being their friend is not an ideal step to good management.


Category: Management tip · Newsagency management

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrew T // Dec 28, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    So one of the platforms of the ALP will be to advocate for employment permanency for casual workers after a period of time. How many more newsagencies would crumble under the weight of another idiotic Labor Party initiative.


  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Dec 28, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    Andrew your comment has nothing to do with this post, again.


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