Congratulations! You made it.
Most of us have studied for at least a decade, and now, you’ve finally graduated! So, what’s next? You will be entering the workforce and joining the ranks of “working adults”.
But this is just the beginning.
“Exhausted.” “Lost.” “Anxious.” “Everything’s a struggle.” Millennials are particularly prone to struggle because of how self-absorbed and entitled they are. We are sure most of us would be afraid of what’s coming our way.
Do not be afraid as this is a new phase of your exciting life! You will get to learn new knowledge, meet new people and most importantly, you will get to discover your unspoken professional talents and skills.
To help you to get prepared for the new workforce, we have gathered five valuable tips to steady you with this new step forward.
1) Find a mentor or coach
Everyone needs a mentor or coach to guide them through their career. This person can be someone you trust and admire, such as your college professor, your family member or even your supervisor at work! This trusted confidante should be able to listen to your problems and give you great advice with his or her opinions. It is always important for you to listen to your mentor’s words of advice. What you learned in the classroom provides a foundation for your career, but the relationship that you have built and the soft skills that you have gained in a professional workforce will set you up for future successes.
2) Do not be afraid to make mistakes
Everyone is afraid of making mistakes in life. However, mistakes will help a person to grow, learn and improve as a person. Our advice to you is – do not be afraid to take risks as long as it is within reason. It is alright to make mistakes and learn from them. Do remember to own up to your boss and co-workers and make sure that you do not make the same mistakes twice. It is not a mistake if you knew it was not a good idea before you did it.
3) Put your best foot forward
Before you start on your job applications, it is always important and crucial to customise your cover letter and resume to suit the job that you are applying for. It means you must match the company culture when you go to their office for an interview. It will show the employer that you are interested in the job and you are well-prepared for it.
4) Exceed your full potential
Find out what your strengths are, and double down on them. Everyone is unique in their own ways. Unleash your potential and focus on making them stronger. Do not be afraid of showing them. You will find a company that values what you bring to the table. You do not want to settle for any job regardless of the situation, isn’t it? Everyone wants to work for a company that appreciates their strengths and one that will help them to grow.
5) Be patient and optimistic
During this period of job hunting, it is inevitable to be faced with downs and obstacles. You are not alone! Your dream job might not come right away. It is important for you to maintain a positive mindset and attitude. This will make the whole journey more pleasant as you’re on your way to finding your dream job. All the best!
The best way for you to improve your skillsets is to step out of your comfort zone. Learning new skills from the experts could further upgrade your own knowledge. Here are some of our popular training courses well-received by our working executives:
1) Powerful E-mail Techniques
2) Reports and Proposals Made Crystal Clear
3) Impromptu Speaking with Confidence, Conviction and Clarity
4) 6 Simple Steps in Handling Tough & Demanding Customers Over the Phone
5) Stand Up for Yourself: Developing Assertiveness Skills