Now that you have the coveted offer letter in hand, and you are all set to explore the big world of corporates, you may hear a tiny sound of self-doubt in your mind. It is a small harmless question. Am I ready for this big gig? Well, you are never ready for the drill, your first job unless you actually start working. Here are a few survival tips for your first job.
Although this may sound extremely futile to you, but your wardrobe may have the capacity to damage your reputation at office. Building a wardrobe from scratch is not really easy; but if you have a budget, you can go for essentials like a proper suit, a good pair of black shoes, some nice ties and a pair of decent shirts. A well-dressed man has rarely failed to create an impression.
It is not easy to accept a new girl or guy in office; the first few days can be quite lonely. What can do to break the ice with your co-workers? It is always good to have a honest conversation with your co-workers. Honesty never fails; you can have your lunch together or take coffee breaks at the same time. Building relationships at work isn’t easy and you might have to try a bit harder in the first few days.
One of the most impressive ways to strive for excellence in your job is to continually improve. Take every feedback as constructive criticism. See what your managers and your co-workers have to say and actually use them in your work. As you continue to improve, your boss is bound to be impressed as he sees the feedback put into actions. If you have an idea, do not be scared to improve efficiency. If you have any idea which can give a financial boost, let your boss know about the idea. Increase the chance of it being executed flawlessly by presenting your idea in the form of a plan.
Find your go-to person when you are on your first job. Forming a mutual beneficial friendship which can help each other to thrive in office is a good survival strategy. This go-to person may not necessarily be in your department, but should be the one who always comes up with the most brilliant ideas even in the 11th hour. When you need to get things done at office, it is always good to be in some helpful and useful company.