Career Mantras

6 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job

Posted by: Editorial Team Date:Jan 09, 2018

6 things no one tells you about your first job |

When it is your first job and you're ready to start your career, you barely know whether the job role really interests you or is this the right line of business you are willing to craft your future towards.


“You'll never know what you're capable of until you take that first and go for it”


Remember! We all have to start somewhere. A start of a new job or career are the most memorable ones yet stressful. Every job comes with ups and downs which finally lead to a very good career growth. To pursue a successful career you have to learn, and this learning can be done during your first job. Keep in mind; however confident the employees sitting in the cubicle seems, trust me: they didn't know everything at first either. Your education can take you in only getting ready for the work, and once you're employed, there's a lot you're expected to pick up.


“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – BB King


It's hard to delve into the ocean of information and pick out the fact. Here we have investigated the most common advises which no one tells you during your first job:


1. How hard you need to work

No matter what position, function, and the role you are working on. It is difficult to cope up with things initially, as everything is new. You find difficulties in balancing your workload but, try hard and don’t shy; you will get faster and better results.


2. Learn to gain knowledge and information

Your first step towards a successful career should start with gaining knowledge not only of the role given to you but also in understanding the role of your coworkers and functioning of the organization and industry in general. 


3. Be honest about your mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes when they are starting out. As a fresher, you may get nervous and be tempted to conceal your mistakes, but it is actually better to own up to them so that your supervisor can take required corrective actions before it is too late. Be honest about your mistakes and be open to learning from them so that you can avoid the same mistakes going forward.


4. Attitude matters

You might be brilliant at what you do, but if you appear rude or defensive, you will find it hard to move up the success ladder. A bad attitude can also be a threat to your job. Be polite and friendly and focus on building long-lasting professional relationships that can help you in your future career as well.


5. More about experience than earning

The first few years about your career should be about learning and gaining experience, which is worth more than your paycheck. The first step of your career should always be an opportunity to work with people who are willing to teach you.


6. Don’t be afraid to ask questions

To keep learning and expanding your knowledge, you have to ask questions. No one expects you to know it all in your first job. Asking questions does not make you look incompetent, in fact it shows that you are keen to learn and grow. One only has to understand when and how the question should be asked.

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