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One thing that I always heard was to ask a lot of questions. But I always had a hard time with that because I often felt like I didn't know what I didn't know, especially in my first year. One thing that has really helped me after starting a new role this summer is if I didn't have any questions I would at least summarize what my manager just told me. So after they would tell me about a project I would say, "You want me to do abc because of xyz, right?". To me, this helped my manager understand what I comprehended and maybe help them recognize any gaps in my understanding. Ideally, you'll have a manager who will ask better questions than, "Do you understand?"/"Does that make sense?"/etc. to check your understanding, but if they don't, then answer by saying what you understand, not just a one word answer.
I still do this. Been burned by ambiguity too many times.
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I still do this. Been burned by ambiguity too many times.
Yep. A good idea, at work and tbh in life.

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The ER doctor did something like this - repeating back the symptoms to be sure he was comprehending what the patient said.
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Yeah I do this some time to time without being aware of it.
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