Vent Some Wisdom to Incoming Analysts/Interns
I've seen a lot of Interns/Analysts on here lately asking for advice. Thought it would be nice to have a thread where everyone throws some quick, simple pointers out on how to not piss your bosses off and be a bottom bucket analyst (;
- Never intentionally take your time on an easy task just to keep occupied and stay looking busy longer during what feels like a slow period to you. You never know the schedule of the reviewer of your work - they may get wrapped up with something after 4PM and now have to stay extra late to review your work when it could have been completed and reviewed by 3PM.
- Always, always, always overcommunicate. If somebody gives you a task then forgets about it and doesn't respond to your first email then follow up in person/with a call when their calendar is free. Once somebody assigns you work you take ownership and are responsible for keeping track of the deadline. Just because your boss doesn't remember doesn't mean it isn't your job to.
- Be respectful, kind and a team player who considers the impact his/her effort has on other team members