One thing I’ve realized is pretty important when in the workplace, is proper communication. Having the skills is one thing, but being able to communicate well in a team and understand what another is saying, I’ve found has also been a hurtle for me to get over. Being attentive, polite, and knowing when to speak and how much is something I’ve learning as I go.
A lot of the time as I’m figuring out what to do for a project, still learning more about Adobe After Effects, I’m also moving around a flash-drive, helping another intern in the program, or talking with one of the supervisors on the specifics of what they want. In all of those, proper communication is almost as important as the skills that got me the job in the first place, and yet it’s not something put into the requirements for the job. In the future, I hope to really learn and understand workplace etiquette.