Full-time Job Checklist - First Few Weeks on the Job

After Your Internship

Show Your Application

Take the time to send personalized thank-you notes to colleagues, mentors, or supervisors. Expressing gratitude for the opportunity is a simple yet impactful way to leave a positive impression. These notes can be sent via mail if addresses are available or distributed in person on your final day at the company.

Connect on LinkedIn

Don’t forget to connect with coworkers and individuals who supported you during your internship. If you cannot send personalized thank-you notes via mail or in person, include a personalized message when sending a connection request on LinkedIn.


What have you learned so far? What questions do you have? What are you enjoying most about your work?

Set Goals for the First Year

Now you have a better idea of your role and expectations, what goals do you have for your first year?

Seek Feedback

Actively seek feedback on your work performance. Regular check-ins with your supervisor or mentor can provide valuable insights into your strengths and areas for improvement. Use feedback as a learning opportunity to grow professionally.

Arrange Coffee Chats with Coworkers and Potential Mentors

Reach out and get to know people, learn from their experiences and build relationships!

Explore Professional Development Opportunities

Do you have professional development funds that you can access to attend conferences within your field or take additional training/certifications? This can be a great way to build your skills and gain additional knowledge that will look great on your resume and may help position you for future promotions.

Establish a Healthy Work-life Balance

Try to find a good balance between volunteering for extra projects and working after hours while maintaining time for yourself and what is important to you in your personal life. Set healthy boundaries that are in line with your company’s expectations and give you plenty of time to recharge so that you can show up as your best self at work!

Work with Career Services to Find Your Career

Whether you’re a freshman looking to explore career paths or a senior on the job hunt, our team has the resources and expertise to assist as you enter the workforce.

Visit Handshake to set up a coaching appointment or to register for one of our events. Our office is open 9am – 4pm Monday through Friday.

Contact Us

Phone: 812-856-4903 | Email:luddycareers@indiana.edu