As you transit into working life after graduating from school, you might be filled with questions on how to prepare yourself for the workforce.
1. Your social media accounts play a part in your job hunt.
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You are probably very familiar with these social media applications. But have you ever thought about the impression you portray to potential employers through your social media accounts?
2. Put in your best effort always because hard work pays off.
As humans, it is understandable that we all feel a little off or even lazy from time to time. However, constantly not giving your best at work is going to hurt you in the long run.
Picture yourself as a boss of your own company. Would you feel good if one of your employees is constantly slacking off while the rest of the team is giving their best efforts?
Giving your best effort in every task, even if it is seemingly menial, helps leave a good impression in the eyes of your employer. Furthermore, it allows you to become more competent with each completed task and you stand to gain by being able to complete tasks efficiently and effectively!
3. A successful career is built on the foundation of networking and establishing good relationships.
Well, I understand that it may be difficult for us introverts to initiate conversations and start building relationships at times. However, networking is a crucial skill that can play a pivotal role in the success of our career.
Most individuals who achieved success at their workplace will attribute a big part of it to having established great relationships with their colleagues, superiors and clients. This means having genuine and sincere relationships with people without expecting anything in return.
4. Do not be afraid to ask for help!
There will definitely be moments when we are unsure about how to complete certain tasks and as introverts we may tend to shy away from asking for help.
5. Be coachable. Feedback (both positive and negative) is important to help you improve and grow.
We all enjoy hearing praises and encouraging comments about ourselves. It makes us feel good and confident about ourselves. However, criticism and certain feedback that may not sound so pleasant are actually very important too.