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5 Tips on Starting a New Job


Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by racenr
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Starting a new job can be quite exciting. However, it can also turn out to be a bit stressful. Your new employer is likely to understand that you need time to adapt to your new job role. However, your new employer will most likely be observing how long it takes you to be acclimated to your surroundings and teammates. UEI College wants you to start your new job on the right foot by following our 5 tips.

Start Fresh

Be sure to get a full night’s sleep before your first day at your new job. A healthy breakfast before you head to the office is also important to boost your energy. If you feel fresh and energized, you’ll be able to deliver your best.

A new job means an opportunity to start anew. It involves meeting new people, experiencing a new work culture and most importantly a chance to start with a clean slate. Make sure you don’t repeat your old mistakes. Possibilities are redesigned for you, you can create as many new outcomes as you desire. So leave all negativity behind and start your new job with an optimistic outlook.

Communication Styles

Every organization has an unwritten set of rules. Pay attention to those rules in your new workplace. Try to learn the communication styles of your superiors. Don’t use slang or foul language when speaking to your team mates, always speak professionally even if they use unprofessional language. Also, follow the dress code, if you are not certain ask your supervisor. To develop a good relationship with your co-workers quickly adapt to the basic etiquette of your new office.

Clarify Expectations

During your first few days, meet your manager and discuss your role in the organization and the tasks and duties that you’ll be performing daily. Find out how your performance and job role affects the overall objectives of the business. Ask your manager how you’ll be evaluated and what key performance indicators will be used to evaluate your overall job performance. Follow your supervisor’s overall expectations if you want to be successful at your job.

Get To Know the Team

Your immediate boss or HR personnel will probably introduce you to everyone in the office. But, make a point to meet your team members personally, invite a few out to lunch. It’s a good idea to build a friendly rapport with your new coworkers. Learn about their job roles and find out how their work will influence yours.

Have a Game Plan

For your initial 30 days at the new workplace, make a strategy. Write down the goals that will help you get ahead of your game. Also write down specifically what action you will take to meet those goals.

These 5 tips will help you start your new job on the right track Be confident in your abilities, and give it your best. If you’d like to learn more tips on office etiquette or questions regarding  your job search, reach out to your campus Career Services Department and one of the advisors will gladly steer you in the right direction.

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5 Tips to Become Financially Responsible While in College


Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by racenr
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In order to lead a prosperous life, it is essential that you recognize the importance of managing your finances properly. It’s never too early to start thinking about your finances and planning for your future. If you want to become a financially responsible individual, then start by following these 5 tips provided by UEI College:

1. Make a Budget

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to create an awesome budget. Start by looking over your monthly bank statements, and highlight your most important living expenses. For example, rent, utilities, car payments, food, school tuition, etc. Once you have established your main living expenses, start by cutting out extraneous expenses that may be keeping you from saving. By following your set budget, you’ll learn to differentiate between a need and a want. Most of the time, we spend money on things we don’t really need, but just want at the immediate moment. Learning to curb impulse buys is the key to learning how to save.

2. Start Saving

Start by establishing a rainy-day fund, so that you have enough money to cover your living expenses in case of an emergency. Begin by saving 5 to 10 percent of your income each month. Your rainy day fund should be able to cover your most important bills, e.g. rent, utilities, car payments, etc. The more money you save, the better off you’ll be in case of a tragedy. Think of saving money as a bill that you pay yourself each month.

3. Use Credit Cards Only for Emergencies

Credit cards come with high interest rates, the more you owe, the more you’ll pay in the long run. If you must use a credit card, choose one with low-interest rates and no yearly fees. The extra costs of using credit cards can wreak havoc to your savings plan, so use them only for emergencies. For example, on a credit card with a balance of $1000.00 dollars with an interest rate of 20 percent, if you send monthly payments of only 25 dollars, it will take you 5.54 years to pay off that debt. The total amount of interest you’ll pay over the course of your credit card debt is money you could have been saving.

4. Save on Transportation

If you own a car, have you considered carpooling with other students that live near you? Gas is very expensive nowadays, and sharing this expense with a few classmates will help you save a little money. Carpooling won’t only benefit your finances, but it’s also better for the environment. Fewer cars on the road mean fewer greenhouse gas emissions being produced.
If you live near your campus, you can also ride your bike, instead of driving your car. You’ll not only save money, but you’ll also get in shape.

5. Learn About Investing

It’s never too early to start learning about investing. Read books or reputable online articles that will teach you the basics about investing. Check out Investopedia’s Investing Tutorial to learn more about the financial world. If stocks seem too risky for you, explore the market and choose a suitable retirement account, which will meet your needs. By managing your finances properly, you will be able to save money and retire early.

By following these 5 tips, you’ll be on your way to becoming a financially responsible individual. Benjamin Franklin said it best, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”

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