Company holiday party season is here! If your company is hosting one, it’s a good idea to go. Company parties can be a blend of work and social. Throw some alcohol into the mix, and it can sometimes be hard to figure out exactly what kind of behavior is appropriate. We’ve got some tips:
1. Talk To Everyone
Holiday parties are a great opportunity to get to know the people in your company that you don’t normally interact with. Make a point of spending most of your time socializing with people outside of your department. An easy way to do this? Hang out where the food is. You never get hungry, and everyone comes to you!
2. Talk About Something Other Than Work
Deadlines are important - but a party is not the place to talk about them. It can be tempting to talk about work when surrounded by the people you work with. Resist the urge.
3. Be Inclusive
There are probably many winter holidays being celebrated by your co-workers. If they’re celebrating a winter holiday at all!
4. Don’t Drink Too Much
Know your limits, and stick to them. Don’t let yourself become a cautionary tale. We already have enough of them. But feel free to share more in the comments!
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Joining Whitetruffle can be a great way for students to find jobs in software engineering and web design. We can easily connect you with companies interested in you - but convincing them that you are the right fit is up to you. The first step is to create a glowing profile. Here’s what to include in a profile if your experience, thus far, has been more academic than professional…
You know what you know - so make sure everyone else knows that you know it! Make sure your work history field includes projects you’ve worked on, advanced courses you’ve taken, and other applicable experience. What languages and tools did you use? What have you built?
Omit the Unconnected
You may have been the best darn dishwasher at Denny’s ever - but it has nothing to do with software development. Nobody cares. Take it off your profile.
Enthusiasm for the Field
Whatever you lack in work experience - make up for it with your excitement and enthusiasm. You’re driven, passionate about what you do, and are determined to succeed. Communicate this in your description field, and you are much more likely to have companies interested in talking to you.
I’m at the computer *all the time*. So are you. Admit it. We’re sitting and typing far more than is probably healthy for either of us. To help, I’ve come up with some handy tips to reduce the stresses of heavy computer use.
1. Find proper seating.
Something that allows you to curl comfortably into the fetal position around your laptop.
2. Keep food within an arm’s reach.
You live at your desk. You should never have to leave it for anything.
3. Have many projectile objects handy.
Someone’s not paying attention on chat? Throw something at them. Someone’s being annoying? Koosh ball to the head. Light switch too far away? That’s what dart guns are for.
Great for numbing the pain in your neck, shoulders, and forearms - or the pain of having to work through another weekend.
5. Wear sunglasses.
To hide both the dark rings under your eyes and the tears of boredom. Did you know that in Australia they call sunglasses “sunnies”? They sound so much cuter that way. :o)
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