Two months have passed since I began as an Technical Writing Intern with RedHat and here are some of my learnings :
1. Planning — My day does not begin without a plan. Being a college student earlier I used to start my day with no proper plan, but now my day doesn’t begin without a set of tasks to accomplish.
2. Taking Notes — Attending meetings without taking notes used to be my habit, but now I realize that every topic discussed in a meeting has a lot of significance if not noted.
3. Prioritizing work — One must plan their work in a way that enables them to invest at least 1 or 2 hours of their work time to learn a technology or skill.
4. Communicating with peers- I used to be afraid to ask for help or talk about something in group chats, but I’ve realized that people are so helpful, even if you commit a mistake at some point, they are always there to correct, encourage you and help.
5. Active listening — While speaking with your managers or peers in meetings, it is important to be an active listener and get ready with all your justifications to help justify what is being said. After they finish speaking, we should share all of our thoughts with transparency.
6. Taking regular feedback- This really helps!! I used to be afraid to ask for feedback but once I did, I felt energized to start work in a more dedicated manner.