A Must-Read Book for a Recent College Grad or Someone Starting a Job Soon!

2020 graduations have been canceled and a lot of people have lost their jobs due to this pandemic. Through all of this I’ve learned to never give and keep yourself occupied with different activities that allow you to explore your personality and the world around you. Even though the job market is not in a great place right now, it is better to prepare for the future and stay hopeful that opportunities will make their way to us soon. So, I suggest this book titled “The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels” by Micheal D. Watkins. 

I was hesitant in buying this book because I am a person who likes to read fiction. Why was I hesitant? Because I thought it was a book for business majors or for people who want to start their own business. While it’s true that we should “never judge a book by it’s cover,” I read the first page of the book in the bookstore and was absolutely drawn to it. 

women sitting on a chair in front of book with coffee Priscilla Du Preez

This book is truly a great tool kit for someone who is starting a new job or is about to graduate. This book provides productive ways on how to improve your relationships with coworkers and boss, different strategies on how to plan your goals after the first day of work, and how to stay on track for the next month, two months and three months. There are also other helpful tips on how to introduce yourself to new coworkers, how to prioritize your work, and how you should learn from every step you take at work.  

Photo by Marie Bellando-Mitjans from Unsplash

After reading a few chapters of this book, I have seen a great difference in how I communicate with employers during the interviews and have a better sense of corporate mindset. My initial judgement of this book was totally wrong and I would say that this is a book for everyone. So, why not go ahead and read this book to better prepare yourself for the future opportunities!