Important advice for freshers for the starting years of professional life

This article advises freshers during their initial years of professional life. Get relevant tips and advice from an experienced person regarding perceptions about money, promotion, post, experience, company change, attitude towards the job, and boss.

Currently, India has got the maximum number of young people in the world. This young generation either choose entrepreneurship, employment, or any other profession based on their interest and passion. We are talking about the freshers who are not experienced at all. They are going to enter the professional world after completing the degree or relevant education. In a few years, It is observed that these freshers have no idea about real professional life/world and they make mistakes during their initial few years. This may ruin their professional life. To avoid such things, freshers must follow these tips or advice from an experienced person.

Perception of freshers:

Followings are the perceptions or misperceptions which are commonly found in the majority of young graduates or freshers. The only misperception in today's youth is a comparison with others be it friends or similar age group people. These misperceptions are as listed below and if you are freshers, read carefully these tips and advice-
  • Quick money or promotion: Freshers want a quick increment or promotion in the initial years but are not ready to work hard or sincerely. Increment and promotion are not in hands of candidates but the attitude towards the work and organization.

  • Aspire to be placed in a big company: From day one fresher want to be in a big company and make good money but that does not always happen. One should have enough experience to be in such big companies. If fresher studies at premier institutes like NIT or IIT, chances are that he or she gets placed from day one in a big company else you have to apply to these companies after a few years of experience matching the required job profile in these big companies.

  • Frequent jump in different companies for degradation in the salary package: This is a very wrong practice and one must avoid it. If you are changing companies frequently, this creates a negative impression in the eyes of future employers. They will hesitate to recruit you after seeing your resume with frequent jumps.

  • Changes the working specialization areas: When you change the companies because of specialization issues. If you are working in your non-specialized companies, wait for the right time and apply to a company matching your specialization. If you change the job frequently without looking at the specialization, you will not be in a position to count a good amount of experience in a single specialization. You will be having no specialization then.

  • They are not ready to compromise with respect to the nature of the job, shop floor work, number of working hours, shift duty, the behavior of .supervisor or subordinates during work. Because of the wrong attitude, they do not want to work on the shop floor but rather want to be in the office and the number of hours should be limited like 8 hours. They do not want to work extra hours when required i.e. overtime. If they are asked for shift duty, they hesitate to be in the shifting job and so many issues. In the initial days, you are at backfoot because of no experience, so being fresher you cannot demand such matters. They do not want to read or learn anything on their own.

  • Adverse effect on the career profile

    If fresher keep on repeating the mistakes listed above, they have no real learning from the given job profile and no use of such experience if it is less than 6 months. The frequent job switch or jumps cannot help them. These experience get never counted. This is a wrong effect on the employer after looking at the resume during an interview

    What should freshers do in the initial years of their career?

    Initially accept any type of job profile and any company to work with. Be it small, medium, or big. Just stay in that company for at least two to three years and get enough experience by learning as many as things possible. Always respect the job because it is the job that gives you a reputation in society and money to live a peaceful life. Have a positive attitude towards the seniors, juniors, and the company itself. If you do not like the job profile, you can always speak to your seniors or boss. They might help you. You can always search for the job you are willing to do. Once you get your dream job, switch to it. Be a team player. Learn to manage the people and resources are given for a given job, because the company cannot work by a single person but by teams.


    Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao05 Dec 2022 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

    This is a good article from the author. I accept the advice that he has given as good advice. I also believe in the same and advised many freshers accordingly. Never wait for a good chance. Accept the available slot, and learn. Work hard and develop skills. These will be useful for you to get a promotion in the same organisation or you will get a good opportunity in another good company.

    These days getting a job is very difficult. So don't think that you should get into an MNC straight from college. A few may get that chance but not all. In addition to acquiring academic qualifications, try to adopt some new skills that are useful for your career development.

    Never make very frequent shifting of jobs. Once you changed a job, be there for at least 3 years. Otherwise, the new recruiters will think that you are a rolling stone. There will be scope and chance for deserving hardworking people in any organisation.

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