Transition from College to Work

There are different phases in every student’s life. After graduation, the big changes gonna happen. Yes, It’s college to work life. This transition is challenging for many students as it can be more stressful and it is like stepping into a whole new world. Initially, it is quite uneasy to adopt a corporate routine because the corporate world is different from a college environment.

Also, It is the right time to carefully choose your long term career. From here on a lot of duties and responsibilities starts along with your career.

I would like to give you some tips to make it easy.

 

Company regulations: 

Always stick to the company rules and regulations. Try and do the work as per the company’s regulations and standard or if you have an alternative way to suggest then you should be able to back up why. Many regulations might not make sense until you gain more experience.

Practical Learning: 

Colleges will not prepare you for everything, most of the syllabus you have studied is theoretical. When it comes to corporate life there are no books or theories, you need to learn by yourself by doing Practical interventions and a lot of  “Trial and Errors”.

Listen and Observe:

Unlike colleges, you should not be careless when the other Employees/Team managers are presenting something. Be active and listen carefully, focus on each and every minor detail every-time you get to learn something new.

Proactive and Communication:

Being proactive can build your confidence level and professional career. So try to get involved more in the task assigned to you. Participate in every event and utilize the opportunities so that your communication skills can be improved. Make sure you communicate effectively with your colleagues.

Initiatives:

It’s important to take a step forward to utilize the opportunity. Don’t hesitate even if the task is out of your comfort zone because it’s only then will you be able to gain more knowledge as you do more research on your own. Being a volunteer can be an add on to build your career.

Deadlines:

Always stick to the deadlines and finish your tasks before the last date. Inform your manager as soon as you get to know that you will be unable to finish the work within the given timeline. Do not wait for the last date to speak about your failures.

Expectations:

Initially, your job may not perfectly meet your expectations. Don’t worry about that and be patient. Always limit expectations and learn on your own. No one is going to spoon-feed you.

Seeking Help:

It is common that the freshers do hit a lot of blockers in their initial days. Do not be hesitant to ask for help from your managers/colleagues in case you are stuck with your work and not able to proceed further on your own, despite trying several approaches to solve the problem.

Manage Stress & Time:

As soon as you move from college to corporate you feel more stressful. You should be able to de-stress yourself by developing a good hobby. Plan your task within the framework of a given time. At the end of the day, you can plan your next day’s task. Learn to maintain balancing work life.

Finding a job won’t be easy, So stay on the lookout for opportunities. Be prepared for any job offer and develop your work ethics. I hope this blog helps you in getting started with your professional career. Good luck.


 

I am a software tester and I have completed my Masters in Computer applications. I joined Qxf2 as a QA intern and continued as a full-time employee. My internship helped me give an insight about work ethics and company culture. I am passionate about UI testing. My hobbies are reading books and listening to music.

2 Comments

  1. Sagun said:

    Ok bro. Please let me know if there are any vacancies

    February 27, 2020
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