5 Tips For Freshers To Survive In The Corporate World

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

Back in college, we have always had somebody who would be pushing us to get the job done. The sudden independence that is associated with the job world is something freshers find difficult to understand. As a result, they often end up messing up their corporate lives in the very first months of the same.

However, corporate life is a highly competitive world and unless and until you put your best foot forward right from the very first day, you are likely to lose out in the rat race for success. More often than not, it is seen that freshers make mistakes not because they are lazy, but because they are not aware of the correct way to carry out a task. This article talks about 5 such tips that will help freshers start their corporate life on the correct note.

Surviving In The Corporate World


1. Be Punctual

It is important for you to realise that you are the junior most in office and that you have absolutely no right to keep anyone else waiting. No matter what the traffic in the city is or how far away from your workplace you live, it is your primary duty to turn up to work on time.

In the office, make sure that you do not turn up late for meetings. Also, make it a point to adhere to the break timings. By sticking to the clock and being punctual, you are proving your dedication and interest to the work that is allotted to you.

Inculcating the habit of punctuality from the very first days of your corporate life will help in giving your career the acceleration in the correct direction and set you in the path of unprecedented success and achievement.

2. Dress Well

Now that your college life is over, you can no longer go ahead with pulling off those funky tee shirts. Once you join a firm or organisation, you not only speak for yourself but for your organisation as well. That is why it is all the way more important for you to be well dressed at work.

Depending on the organisation that you are working for, you may choose to wear either formals or smart casuals. In either case, you should ensure that you do not wear anything with a competitor's logo. Do not wear any form of clothing that is too revealing or indecent.

Also, stay away from designs and colours that are fluorescent or too bold in any form. Take proactive measures to find out about the dress code of the company and then adhere to the same.

3. Build A Good Rapport With Your Boss

As per reports, most employees leave an organisation because they are unhappy with their boss. When you join an organisation as a fresher, you will not want to leave it (at least, not immediately). One of the most efficient ways to secure your place in the office would be by building a good rapport with your boss.

Doing this will take you places and help you build a workplace environment where your work is valid. This will not just ensure job satisfaction, but will also help you ascend the corporate ladder better.

4. Learn To Draw The Line

Everyone likes the company of a bubbly fresher who is full of life and eager to make friends. However, make sure that you do not become over friendly with people around. The reason why you go to the office is to build a successful professional career and not just to make friends.

Thus, while it is important to maintain cordial and professional relationships with everyone around, you do not really have to take all of them as your best friends. If you try to be a good friend to everyone around, you will end up finding yourself being used by people.

Since you do not want such a thing to happen to you, make sure that you know where to draw the line between personal friendships and cordial professional relationships.

5. Avoid Gossip

Office politics is one of the most common reasons for the downfall of employees. As a fresher, when you enter the job scene, you may be tempted by its gains. However, it is important for you to understand that all of those gains are short-term and will eventually do you more harm than good.

You may feel that it is impossible for a person to survive in an office without being a part of the office politics. However, that is not true and with a little bit of tact, you can ace your way through.

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