It is said that the first impression is the last impression. When you step into a professional world, your lack of efficiency, unprofessionalism, and acts devoid of corporate ethics and etiquette can make your workplace journey difficult. It can even put your job stability or permanence at stake.
However, freshers are very prone to mistakes in their first workplace. What is expected from an employee in a corporate sector is often the etiquettes that aren’t taught in classrooms. Therefore, the transition from a college or a university to professional life is undoubtedly challenging for a fresher. So, here are some common mistakes often made by freshers that should be avoided.
Expecting too much, too soon
The benefits of jobs for freshers are often concentrated on providing learning and growth opportunities. Expecting many different types of benefits, financial rewards just from the beginning of the career are common mistakes usually made by freshers. Such over expectations lead to disappointment and lack of work interest.
Not working hard enough.
Employers expect new employees to be very upbeat and proactive to consider them a good fit for the office. However, freshers do often not tend to put extensive efforts as they sometimes require time to get used to with huge workloads for them.
Finding a job often makes one think that their learning process is complete, and there is no need for learning or skill-developing anymore. Overestimating degrees and already acquired skills can limit one’s opportunity for growing and developing. Learning new skills, joining different training, or receiving new degrees alongside doing the job is essential for establishing a firm foot on career and faster growth.
Not having clear goals
After landing on the desired job, people often lose the vision of what to achieve next. However, having precise short-term and long-term goals can help make effective decisions in the course of a career.
Lose connection with peers
Connection and networking are a potent means of growth. Having a strong network can benefit one in multiple ways. A common mistake of freshers is not keeping in touch with peers or classmates.
Experience makes one more knowledgeable and efficient. So when there is no experience, there remains the chance of doing the wrong thing at the wrong place. Therefore, knowing the common mistakes of the first job can help freshers avoid the trap of taking the wrong steps in the workplace.
Anika Tasnim Haque