My first job reminds me of a famous quote:
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
– Lao Tzu
Whether you’re straight out of college or starting a new career path, that first job can be scary. You might think you know the ropes, but it’s a lot more than just getting your work done.
I experienced a similar dilemma when I joined an upcoming company. They specialised in delivering new business to US based clients. And also helped them in scaling up with the help of IT Tools and Software services. With full enthusiasm and zest I entered into the company. Millions of thoughts about the future swarmed around my mind. Investing my time in such a company will help sharpen my skills and add a lot more is what I soon realised.
Everyone’s workplace is a little different, but sooner or later, we all face the same set of challenges at a new place. But instead of being fearful, we can play our way out by working upon them strategically.
When you’re just out of college, it’s easy to get a big head about what you can do in the workplace. But the real test comes up when you witness actual projects and are asked to deliver assignments within limited time domain. This is when you can showcase your potential and achieve success.
One of the best things about a new job is the incredible learning experience it provides. Every single person you work within your new position—from the receptionist to the CEO—can teach you something valuable, and each of them can be a friend and mentor in your career. You get to meet really talented people from different work domains. Get in touch with them, learn new things and enjoy the whole process of learning.