Finally got your college degree in your pocket and ready to start your first job? As great as the feeling of financial independence, the pride of completing your studies and the joy of your first job may be, depending on what type of person you are, starting a career can sometimes be quite challenging: the transition to a 40- Hourly week, the many new impressions and the personal aspiration to want to do the work well. Here are a few tips from us to guarantee you the best transition as possible into work life.
Don’t Overwhelm Yourself By Trying To Do Everything Right!
It’s perfectly okay if you feel insecure at the beginning of your work and sometimes things go wrong. Have the courage to make mistakes! You can learn something from every mistake and expand your experience. Next time, it will definitely not happen to you again. If you claim to want to do everything right, you only put yourself under pressure and work is definitely not fun that way. Also, nobody is perfect!
Give Yourself Time
If you feel like you have to be able to do everything in the first week, then you should take your foot off the accelerator and slow down. Learning takes time and even after a year or two of work experience there will still be things that are new to you. Over time you will become more and more confident.
Ask, Ask, Ask
There are many things that you as a career starter cannot and do not need to know. So don’t be afraid to ask your colleagues anything that’s bothering you at work! If you have experienced colleagues, it is very helpful to exchange ideas with them and draw on their wealth of experience. There are no dumb questions.
Find A Balance
In order to be able to switch off in the evening after work, everyone probably has their own methods. Whether doing sports, reading, watching TV or going for a walk, a certain balance to work is good. Find something that you enjoy and where you can take your mind off things and leave work behind!
Rest At The Weekend Is Important!
Especially at the end of a working week, you may feel exhausted. It is all the more important to use the time at the weekend to relax. Treat yourself to the rest you need and don’t take on too much on the weekends! So you can recharge your batteries for the new work week.