Transitioning to the workplace as a graduate
Updated: Sep 8, 2022
Have you recently graduated and are about to begin your career? Then this is the article for you.
Hello there! We're delighted to have you here.
Did you come across this because you recently graduated and are about to enter the workforce? Or perhaps you'd like to pass this information along to a friend who could benefit from it. Whatever brought you here, my colleagues and I ('freshers' in the workforce) hope to share some tips that will make your transition into the workplace easier in honour of Youth Month.
Make a good first impression
Making an impression does not only occur during an interview or on your first day of work; it is a continuous event in which you present your best self. This attracts the right kind of attention at work - you appear energetic, hands-on, and eager.
Before your first day
Be prepared - know who your line manager is, have all your resources set out, and plan your outfit but also remember to incorporate your personal style into your look.
If you don't know something, be honest about it. It is often more important to be willing to learn than to know all the answers.
Your attitude determined your latitude Having the right attitude can improve not only how you feel about your job, but also how your colleagues or managers feel about offering you responsibilities, making you stand out.
Honesty is the best policy If you don't know something, be honest about it. It is often more important to be willing to learn than to know all the answers. Asking questions (and not being afraid to ask them!) is also a part of this.
Confidence is Key Carry yourself confidently: don't put yourself down because you're new or in an entry-level position. Your opinion is important, and you are valuable.
Finally, don't put too much pressure on yourself during the transition. This stage is not without discomfort and challenges. Just remember to be gentle with yourself as you navigate the various aspects of the working world.
DLK has opportunities for skilled professionals who wish to pursue a career in consulting.
Have a look at our Career page for our job opportunities: https://www.dlkgroup.com/careers
Written by Leigh Hendricks