It is seen that most of the college students step out and pursue their internship or a full-time job even before they have a degree. These internships/jobs help a person to a great extent as the industry exposure makes them prepared and experienced for the future challenges. Sometimes college-gores are not able to make the most of their internship/job because they’re nervous and anxious throughout.
Here are a few tips that you should follow at your workplace in the initial days. These will assist you get through the stress and nervousness and will prepare you well for the rest of your tenure with the company. So without a further delay, let’s get started!
Built affinity with your colleagues
In the office, your colleagues will be the ones with whom you’ll spend most of your time. They will gradually become your friends, but you will have to initiate first to make allies. So don’t wait for them to approach, instead take charge and initiate the dialogue. However, do not be a creepy stalker or one who distracts repeatedly; wait for the lunchtime to start the conversation.
Work hard and stay dedicated
You should be focused throughout your tenure, but initially being sincere will make sure that your mentor and team leader are not having a bad impression about you and this will help you a lot in future. Moreover, volunteer to do a few tasks, but remember that do not offer to work beyond your capabilities as it might create troubles for you.
Try to learn the work flow and get adjusted to the same
Do not expect that everything will fall into place as soon as you join. It will take time; don’t be disheartened if you cannot befriend your colleagues or perform as expected. Things will get better, just give your best, and your efforts will yield fruitful results. Meanwhile you can learn about the work flow followed in the organisation.
Don’t argue or pick a fight
Never argue with your mentor no matter what. Sometimes, you may know things better than your colleagues, but arguing and picking a fight to prove your point will only contribute to forming a wrong impression about you. If you feel that something is done incorrectly, then politely ask to double-check, you’ll be appreciated for identifying the faulty practices.
Don’t forget that you are a human being, not a machine
Yes, this is your first job, and you have to meet the expectations of your seniors and others, but do not ignore the fact that you are a human being. Therefore, it is recommended to take regular breaks from work and eat healthy to cope with the new schedule and workload.
The starting days will decide whether you’ll make or break your career there. So, simply follow these tips for a great start, soon you will get used to the work culture and will start appreciating it.