“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
– Dr. Seuss
With PLT Canada’s Green Jobs in Green Spaces placements having recently started and many beginning quite soon, we had to share our Top 10 Tips for young employees starting their new #GreenJob with their best foot forward!
Know where to go, when you start, and what to wear- you can’t make a good impression if you don’t show up able to work.
Set email reminders to track your ongoing tasks and double check your instructions before beginning.
Seek extra opportunities from your supervisors when you’re running low on tasks (they’ll appreciate the help!)
Answer emails and missed calls as soon as you receive them; this will help you stay on top of your work.
Have a good attitude at work- smiling goes a long way, and your enthusiasm will be recognized, potentially leading to a future position at the company.
Don’t make excuses: own up to your mistakes if you do make them (and propose possible solutions)
Propose beneficial projects for the office and offer to complete them yourself.
Pitch in to help your colleagues whenever you can and keep in frequent contact to be an effective team member.
Ask for clarification- employers are more than happy to answer your questions (because it usually translates to better output!)
Show up early, make sure all your work is done before leaving, and do your research; your boss will take notice and appreciate your extra efforts.
Download our Top 10 Tips our tip guide for more info!
Best of luck with your #GreenJob!