Career Tips For Young Adults
A lot of young people might find a bit hard finding themselves on the right path early in their career,or sometimes making the right decisions about starting their professional adventure might seem elusive.
For the start of whatever career, you might want to consider being more mindful of various possibilities.
1. Mistakes can be gifts. Whether a learning experience, a happy accident, or a humbling experience, mistakes can serve us well. Don’t be afraid to make them. Just try not to make the same one twice.
2. Understand that job interviews are a two-way street. View them as career interviews. The company is as much of a candidate for you as you are for them. After all, if you’re going to be spending 40+ hours per week somewhere, it’s important to be fully informed about how much they will enable your career growth. What you ask is sometimes as important as what you’re answering.
3. Be generous with yourself. That doesn’t mean you should go on a buying spree. Be more practical than that. For example, make your bed in the morning as a small comfort for when you’re tired after a long day. You will feel a little more cared for. In addition to investing in as much as you can in your 401(k), set aside savings for the opportunity to advance your education. Even if you don’t end up going back to school (graduate school or otherwise), you will have a safety net if the economy goes south. Spend 150 minutes a week on yourself by incorporating cardiovascular activity. If you don’t have your health, everything else falls away pretty quickly.
4. Surround yourself with people who nurture you and encourage you. This is true in both your professional and personal life. Anyone else can be a distraction at best and an energy drain at worst.
5. Every night, think of three positive things from the day – no matter how minor. This is another way experiencing gratitude, but it’s more introspective. Gratitude has been documented to generate success in individuals.