What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Austin:
"Ask Before Jumping In The Water!!"
Find out everything you can about the organization. Ask many questions, such as: How often do you have performance evaluations? Does the organization have a performance based compensation? Make sure you know and understand every aspect of your new position. Get a mentor and use the mentor. Make sure you have a viable way to deal with the day to day stress and attempt to keep you stress level manageable.