19 Pieces Of Advice Every Twentysomething Should Know In Their First Job

    Sadly, more coffee will not solve every problem.

    1. The first day on the job is the most challenging, but everything after comes a lot easier.

    2. Be direct about your expectations and make your intentions obvious.

    3. Establishing relationships with mentors who believe in you is, quite possibly, the most important thing you can do.

    4. Don't put off making important decisions.

    5. Set goals every day, every week, every month, every year.

    6. Never fear failure. It will come, but just as easily go.

    7. Always have faith in yourself and your ambitions.

    8. Don't make important decisions based on what you think others expect.

    9. Chances are everyone around you is as uncomfortable or anxious as you are.

    10. You will have awkward interactions with your co-workers in the workplace.

    11. Don't be afraid to admit when you're wrong.

    12. Mistakes? You will inevitably rack them up.

    13. Don't hide who you are.

    14. Happy hour doesn't mean what it meant in college.

    15. It's OK if you get passed on for a position or a project that you really wanted.

    16. Remember: No one is perfect, even if everyone looks like they've got it all down.

    17. Don't be afraid to speak up in meetings or when your boss asks for feedback.

    18. You will realize offices are actually really awkward. *bumps bathroom door into boss's face*

    19. Stick together with the friends you make in the process.

    Most importantly: DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN!