Starting out in the Job World is not easy!
You might feel a lot of pressure when you are just starting out in the corporate world. You'll be eager to show off your newly acquired skills or knowledge.
Getting the job as a fresher is not easy and sometimes a student feels a lot of pressure when they have started out in a wrong way or have made few mistakes. In this article, I will explain a few helpful tips that have helped me when I was starting out.
1. Be Nice to people
I feel this applies to not only work but all areas of life. You must be nice to people if you want to get along and get some niceness in return.
Sometimes students are too confident with grades or degrees that their behavior is very cocky towards their new peers.
You must be nice not only to your seniors but also to your subordinates. If you are nice to others, you will reap the benefits throughout the course of your career.
There is nothing extraordinary about being nice to others. You will get what you sow.
2. Volunteer for assignments
One of the best tips I've got from a senior was to always seek to learn more when you are just starting up.
Tip: There is no better work to get assignments to learn more than asking for it.
Ask your colleagues or even seniors about the work that you can do. Always be curious to learn more and do more.
You had not been confident about a skill or task. Just start the task and learn whatever it takes to complete the task at hand.
3. Stay Positive
Stress will try to bring us to our knees every now and then, but you must resist the stress by learning more and staying positive.
Best way to cope with the stress related to work is by staying positive.
When you are positive, you improve your focus and get more things done. Sometimes it's better to not follow the common career advice and instead listen to your heart.
When I was started out my career as a Technical writer. I was facing a lot of pressure to learn about new technologies that I didn't have heard of. I was going through a very stressful time.
It took me a while to understand that by worrying too much, I am doing no good and actually was doing more harm. I started meditating and staying in a positive mood throughout the day. That really helped me with that stressful period.
4. Prioritize your work
Sometimes we like to work on the things that are close to our hearts. However, these tasks may not be the most important or urgent tasks. In order to be successful with our career, we must learn to prioritize what we want to do and what is important.
In order to get more done, learn to prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance. I always plan out my day in the morning before even I start working. This way I am clear about my priorities for the day which in turns decreases the chances of getting distracted by non-important tasks.
5. Bring solutions to problems
We all know that sometimes things don't happen the most efficient way in workplaces. You must try to correct if something is going wrong. But instead of complaining about it, try to bring some solutions to the problem.
Think of problems in a constructive way and an opportunity to learn something. If you are highlighting problems all the time without providing a solution, you will be encountered as complaining. You must find the right spot between being a complainer or a problem solver.