The transition from a school or family environment to a work environment can be a challenge for any individual and is always accompanied by a certain amount of anxiety, feelings of insecurity or insufficient competence and skills to perform specific tasks. Despite all the uncertainties, however, the transition to employment is also associated with many positive aspects, such as earning your own income, making new contacts, acquiring new skills and increasing self-confidence.

In order to successfully get through this process, we have pulled out some guidelines that might be useful:

Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help when you don’t understand something.

In any organization, more experienced professionals expect new team members to ask questions. If you’re facing a new task and aren’t sure exactly what the right way is, asking for help will lead to a faster and more successful outcome. Asking targeted, thoughtful questions might show your supervisors that you’re committed to growth and want to complete your duties correctly.

Be patient

Sometimes it may take some time to reach your long-term goals. Some people start working outside their field of interest early in their careers while looking for an opportunity that is more aligned with their goals. It will help you to set a main goal, break it down into small and easily achievable goals and follow the steps. Taking the time to achieve confidence and improve the skills that are most important to you can enlarge your chances of success in your chosen field.

Build healthy lifestyle

Many people find that creating healthy lifestyle habits has a positive impact on their careers as well. Habits like waking up early, getting at least eight hours of sleep, exercising regularly and keeping a journal can help you manage your stress levels and focus better on your work.

Learn to accept any kind of feedback

When you are in an early stage of your career, it is essential to be able to process and apply feedback from supervisors. There is a high probability that you will receive constructive criticism that can improve your work process and final result. A willingness to consider input and demonstrate improvement can help you gain the trust of co-workers and managers.

Maintain a healthy work-life balance

Many young people who are new to the work environment want to show their supervisors that they are committed to the team’s success and can work tirelessly. While it is beneficial for you to be reliable and hardworking, maintaining healthy boundaries can help you manage your stress levels, minimize the risk of burnout, and experience greater job satisfaction. Try to communicate your needs with your manager and be honest if you feel overwhelmed.

Find a hobby.

Everyone has something they like to do in their free time. A hobby is usually something enjoyable and relaxing that we like to do whenever we have the chance. It is good that your hobby is different and opposite to your work. If you work in an office and your work is rather static, it is good to find a hobby that is related to physical activity. If you are constantly on the move and your work is demanding, you may find a hobby that is relaxing (collecting things, drawing, etc.)