Excelling at the Entry Level

By Robert Half International

After surviving hours of instruction, course work and examinations, you've finally earned your diploma and are anxious to launch your career. You have the skills and knowledge to land a great job and establish yourself as a bona fide professional. But don't set your sights on a corner office or six-figure salary just yet. While passion and expertise will help you get ahead, it takes time and a steady record of achievements to reach your potential.

Following are a few ideas to help you make the most of your first job and excel as an entry-level employee: