Let’s say you’ve landed your first job, great!

But if you are like most teenagers about to start their first job, you probably have only a rough idea of

what work is like.

  • What are the rules of the game?
  • What will my employer expect of me?
  • How will I know if I am doing it right?
  • How will I keep my job?
  • How do I know if I am getting the right pay?
  • Who will I meet at work? Will they be nice or mean and nasty

Sure you have finished school and you may have some qualifications, but do these qualifications have any relevance to the job that you are starting?

But WHY should you know the answers to any of these questions?

You have just spent 12 years being processed through a system that exists to get you to this stage. That system is gone. You are on your own – and you are now expected to “make a living” in this new situation called work.

Well, that’s not exactly true. No, nowadays you are expected not just to “make a living”, NO...you are expected to make a GREAT living.

You are expected to get a nice house, a nice new SUV for all those weekends away with your new partner at your fantastic new beach home, with your new family, a widescreen TV, and don’t forget to put away some cash for your retirement, ‘cause the government won’t be looking after you when you finish your 40 plus years at work!

Sound familiar?

For most of us, the only way you are going to get a decent living is through hard work. Later we’ll see what work means, and what are the rules of the new game.

For now, let’s think about the changes that are continuing to occur at work, and how these changes will accelerate in your work career.