10 Things I Learned in My First Year Working Post Grad

10 Things I Learned in My First Year Working Post Grad

Once the post-graduation dust settles, the next step in life is entering the workforce and the things you learn there might surprise you. As a college student, every moment is spent working towards graduation and eventually, entering the workplace. On graduation day, many are filled with hope, joy, purpose, and determination because they realize every hour spent in the library was worth it, and that they can do anything they set their minds to with hard work.

As a college student, every moment is spent working towards graduation and eventually, entering the workplace. On graduation day, many are filled with hope, joy, purpose, and determination because they realize every hour spent in the library was worth it, and that they can do anything they set their minds to with hard work.

In the weeks following graduation, you start gearing up for your first “real job,” culminating in the big day. You show up to your first day in your perfect business casual attire and proceed to get your ass handed to you every single day for the next six months.

Most post-grad jobs suck either a little or a lot for a variety of reasons. Here are 10 things I learned in my first year attempting to not get fired post-grad.

Image for post

The New Yorker


  1. “Executives” are largely useless but are treated like gods.

Executives typically have 15 or more years of experience and contributed to a couple of wildly successful projects. They were then promoted through the ranks, to the point where they don’t do any work they just have meetings to hear about the work their team does. They make unrealistic requests and ask annoying questions because they don’t understand what their team does day-to-day. Despite this, mid-level employees grovel before them and scurry to complete their every request because they want to be in their position one day.

Image for post

productivity self work postgrad

Bootstrap 5 Complete Course with Examples

Bootstrap 5 Tutorial - Bootstrap 5 Crash Course for Beginners

Nest.JS Tutorial for Beginners

Hello Vue 3: A First Look at Vue 3 and the Composition API

Building a simple Applications with Vue 3

Deno Crash Course: Explore Deno and Create a full REST API with Deno

How to Build a Real-time Chat App with Deno and WebSockets

Convert HTML to Markdown Online

HTML entity encoder decoder Online

How to Work Productively From Home During COVID-19 Outbreak?

We all know that due to this COVID-19 outbreak, to maintain social distancing, all IT companies and other sectors, who can work from home, have included the working from home option in their policies. Employees are assigned with remote work...

Things I have learned working in Product teams. What benefits us and what affect us?

Things I have learned working in Product teams. What benefits us and what affect us?

Xfinity Stream Not Working?

Xfinity, the tradename of Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, is the first rate supplier of Internet, satellite TV, phone, and remote administrations in the United States. Presented in 2010, previously these administrations were given under the...

IOT Product Management: 4 Critical Success Factors

It's been over 6 months since I joined KritiLabs. The learning that I have had been very steep and intense, considering its a career shift for me from a services based pre-sales to a product based pre-sales and product management.

Productivity at Work: How We Keep Deceiving Ourselves

and why you still won’t get much done in 80 hours. In a past article, I explained how an ordinary person who has a 9-to-5 job potentially spends about 24% of weekly time at work.