Sharing is Caring! Believing in the same, Kritika Harjai, an avid blogger at CareerBuilder India shares RELEVANT information and QUICK TIPS on job hunting, getting through interviews, coming with the RIGHT resume and a lot more through her blogs at The Career Muse. Not just this, she even brings the churned out industry insights from the HR experts and head hunters for her readers to get the idea what the industry is looking for. To get her latest blogs in your inbox, subscribe to the Career Muse or follow her on Twitter @KritikaHarjai

Landing your first job1 copy

Congratulations to all those who have now stepped into the adventure world of professional life. Hope you all have worn the ‘bring it on’ attitude robe to face all the upcoming challenges for paving your long & strong path to successful career.

To help you escape the bad experience at the first job, here are few attitude skills which you need to check upon for ensuring you do pretty well. Also, in case, if you are still thinking about making your career decision or are looking for fresher jobs, then too you should start working on these habits, because if not today then tomorrow, you’ll surely need these.


Attitude that your first job demands from you

Be Grateful:

Develop a habit to acknowledge. If you receive good from someone at your workplace, then never forget to express your genuine gratitude. You can either drop a mail or text, or can simply express it with smile. This would leave a lasting impression and would create courteous persona.

Take mistakes as gifts

Mistakes are part of professional life, specially in the initial years of career. You have to learn to take mistakes positively. Take them as gifts and learn the most out of them, so that when you grow your career ahead, you know what you do not have to do.

Learn to differentiate between good and bad

Professionally, do not keep expectations that others will guide you for good or bad or would navigate major decisions of your life. You have to develop the skills of researching for your needs, identifying the best options and making best decisions out of those. You would surely meet people, who would be happy to help you, and make sure that you develop the skill, as you know time changes in no second.

Maintaining professional reputation is good

In professional life, you never know when you might again have to cross the path with people, whom you had met professionally years ago. So, always initiate in burning the bridges in professional front. When ever you get the opportunity or time, then initiate in cultivating the past relationships with colleagues.

Make note of positives

Be it major or minor happening, if that gave you positive vibes, then make a note of it. Or at the end of every day, you can jot down three things that brought positivity in your day. Doing this will not just make you positive but would also make you experience gratitude (which is one of the steps to climb to success).

Fake confidence if you don’t have it

Being in your first job, it may happen that you do not feel confident at various moments. If this happens with you, then you have to work upon it. And until you gain confidence, then faking it won’t be a bad idea, but make sure that you do it very smartly.

Be in nourishing & encouraging environment

Like first impression lasts for long, similarly the experience of first job also lasts long. To have a great professional experience you need to choose your friends/colleagues wisely and more you spend time in nourishing & encouraging environment better it would be for your career growth.

‘This shall pass!’-Always Remember This

Whether you are trolling on the blissful bed of roses or are lurching in the thorns of tough times, keep reminding yourself that this time would pass on. Moreover, with time you also have to move ahead, so prepare yourself for both. Also, when ever you are going through the bad phase, then as well learn to be grateful for the things that are going well instead of groaning on the bad. 

image courtesy: Rediff

( 200 visits )