Dos and Don'ts of Starting Your Career

July 01, 2020

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As you step into the phase of getting your first job and starting your career, you will feel it is both an exciting and anxious experience. You're on your way to begin your career; there are some things you should do to grow and things you should avoid. 

You have spent days searching for a job and finally land a suitable one. While we are at it, we do not always give much significance to the matters of money management as we prioritise career in our journey towards flying high. Precisely, managing money matters is best learnt at this stage. This is the appropriate time when you can save, invest and move ahead in your career. To make sure you plan your finances well, here are some do's and don'ts you should know when starting your career.

Do's

Keep track of your goals: When you plunge into a new job role, you should be clear of your career goal. Work on the areas that you would want to improve. You will have to assimilate new on-the-job-learnings, broaden your knowledge, skills and experience. To boost career prospects, you can apply for a course and seek financial support in the form of education loan. Several working professionals pursue management courses by way of borrowing. 

Create Connections: Networking is a ladder for smooth growth in career. The more connections you create, the much easier for you to succeed in your job role. Get to know your colleagues who are handling specific functions. You will get to learn new things. It also gives co-workers an idea about your activeness in engaging and fostering relationships. 

Not Just Save But Also Invest: For someone at the start of a new job, saving for the future can be an easy task. Along with savings, you should also begin investing when you're working. Many young working professionals realise the potential of investing, as it gives better returns in the long-term at a high-interest rate. You too, can make the right decision and create a solid base for the phase of your life by investing.

With ICICI Bank, you can initiate a 3-in-1 trading account or invest in a mutual fund scheme through Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) as it is cost-effective. This plan is meant for first-time investors looking to accumulate wealth by investing a fixed sum every month.

Don'ts

Don't be Lazy in Taking the Initiative: Employers prefer investing in candidates who are proactive and always ready to take action. If you show a lack of interest or lethargic attitude, you will fail to impress your colleagues and seniors. 

Unrealistic Expectations: Most youngsters often have this misconception that having a degree will help you get through the job selection process. To bust this myth, you must know that academics is just a part of the overall selection procedure. Employers get inclined towards candidates who exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, can think out-of-the-box, do well in aptitude, keen on business awareness and other experience. 

Having an Inflexible Attitude: You should always have a flexible and open attitude throughout your career. This means you shouldn't be inclined towards a particular profession as you're not ready to accept any change. When you're inflexible, it shows that you're not versatile and irresponsive to the dynamics of the job.

These are some of the do's and don'ts you should keep in mind while you're at the start of the career. 

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