8 point career wisdom

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As young professionals step into the big world and Lendeavour to make their mark in the industry with their first job bestows them with eight career wisdom tips that will help them progress successfully in their work life.

Wisdom is the ability to learn from change.

Show gratitude: No one can achieve success on their own. You were guided and supported all along. Hence, you must show gratitude towards the people who helped shape you into the person you are. Let those people in your life know how much you appreciate them.

Feel comfortable in your skin: You will spend the majority of your waking hours at work. So, why not enjoy your space? Maybe you’ll have an entire office, a cubicle or a desk to call your own. Maybe your space is just a computer screen. Whatever it is-feel comfortable and make it yours.

Avoid taking work home: Easier said than done, I know. Sometimes bringing work home is inevitable if you have hard deadlines or major projects to finish, but this could hamper your personal well being and encroach your leisure time. I’m not talking about procrastination, but whatever work that you haven’t finished can wait until tomorrow.

Gel well: As mentioned earlier, you’ll spend majority of your waking hours at work, with your colleagues. You don’t need to be BFFs with everyone, but you should at least have a friendly relation with everyone. Beyond first names and smiles, get to know your colleagues so that you feel easy at work, and almost homely. It’s much easier to do your job when you know what makes your co-workers tick and how they perform best.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions: You are new It’s okay that you don’t know everything. Asking questions shows that you are committed to doing your best work, are eager to learn, want nothing to go wrong and are simply seeking clarification and feedback along the

Oil your ears: When you’re still learning the ins and outs to a job, the best thing you can do is Chances are that all of that listening will yield “best results” in the work that you do. If nothing better, you will at least be sure of all the things you shouldn’t do.

Feel proud: Guess what? Not everyone will be elated because you got the job. Some people may be apprehensi Ve regarding your talent and think if you really have “what it takes” to get the job done. Don’t worry, you do. You got the job because you were the best candidate. Don’t let anyone make you think or feel otherwise. Just know that your work will speak for itself.

Fake it ’til you make it: When you don’t have a lot of experience, it’s easy to second-guess your abilities and yourself, even though you may be as capable and prepared as any seasoned pro. The minute you begin doing that, those around you will follow suit.

Source: LT @ carrier guide