From College to the Workplace When students graduate college and move into the workplace they must adjust to the new responsibilities. First, they need to learn to work with executives and management at their job. Second, they need to understand the functions of their job. Third, they need to know how to resolve problems. At a new job, employees often are nervous around their boss. Some companies have executives that make the important decisions and outline how the company is going to do business. It is important that management perceives you to be a hard worker with a lot of potential. Sometimes, management may show favoritism to certain employees, but it is still important for you to avoid conflict and do your work. Find a manager that you admire that will help you understand your job and help you gain perspective on what it means to work at your company. Attend all the training you can and do not be unenthusiastic about your work. Once you realize that being a good employee is about exemplifying a hard work ethic and being a problem solver, your boss may appoint you to do new tasks and earn more money faster.