My time with CLEO digital will only mark a month since I joined by tomorrow. What’s a better time than to reflect on one self and share the things I’ve learnt throughout my first job experience. As a little intro about myself, I finished school when I was 16. Since I finished school earlier than most students in Malaysia did as I was studying in Russia at the time, i’ve always took it upon myself to follow through any part-time gigs. My parents were always very keen and supportive people, hence why every Summer holiday you’d find me always up to something new.
I started placing my foot in the door when I applied for an internship with CLEO Magazine. To be frank, I didn’t know what to expect working in a publishing house. I was terrified yet enticed, all at the very same time. But hey! the 3-months paid off and I landed my first job with the title. But of course not to sugarcoat my daily struggles, (I know my boss is reading this) I’m still learning with what comes my way and I know this can only be considered the beginning of it all. Here it is, the things I wish I knew before I wore my first pair of adult pants…
1. Time Management Is A Skill
Segregating your time for work and personal life is so important. Pick it up as you go, find ways to help you use your time better. Keep a calendar going for yourself – make full use out of that mobile data, girl! Write little notes here and there to always keep reminders.