PDP Assignment 2Group Members: Tan Boon Choon (0106065) Desmond Marx De Silva (0106354) Yap Ken-Ji (0105892)
How to Succeed in the First Fewyears of the Corporate World?
Issues• Deal with the transition to the working life from university life• Sustaining in the corporate world• Create opportunities to build career in the future
11 Rules to succeed in the first fewyears of the corporate world1. Understand your surrounding2. Adapt to the working life3. Financial Planning4. Self Branding5. Be a humble team player6. Work to learn, not to earn7. Perseverance8. Work hard and work smart9. Set Goals10. Enjoy and love Your job11. Networking
Understand Your Surroundings• It is important to understand the culture and practices in where you are working.• Understanding the system and rules in a company is essential in growing your career
Ways to understand Your Surrounding• Speak to colleagues • To understand the working culture • To know the rules of the company• Ask questions if you don’t understand• Be quick to find out when you don’t know something
Adapt to the working life• As a fresh graduate, it is a huge transition from university life to working life• It is important to adapt to the working life style in order to succeed in your career
Ways to adapt to the working life• Know the differences between campus and working life• Time management is essential• No more slacking or procrastinating• Build friendships in your company (eg: colleagues and bosses)
Financial Planning• Many will find a time managing their finances in their first few years• They have the tendency to overspend because they have an income• Financial Planning will prevent financial problems
Financial Planning• Set aside savings before spending• Plan your expenses• Don’t buy what you can’t afford• Save for emergencies and opportunities• Don’t spend more than you earn• Don’t be in debt
Why Self Branding?• To create a good image to both upper management and colleagues• To make yourself memorable• To create an identity for yourself
How to Self brand?• Proper working attire• Good mannerisms • Say Thank You • Greet everyone • Be generous with you handshakes!• Always learn and improve yourself• Speak well and politely• Good self confidence
Be a humble team player• Get to know your teammates• Always listen to suggestions and give them as well• Be mindful of your words and try your best not to hurt anyone’s feelings• Be part of the team and don’t think yourself as the best• Don’t be arrogant. Learn from one another
Work to learn, not to earn• Have a learning mindset • Focus on gaining experience and learning• Always cease the opportunity to learn• Perceive money as a secondary objective• Don’t be lazy to learn
Perseverance• Transitioning to the working life might be hard to keep up• There will always be good and bad experiences• Pick yourself up quickly and try again!• Talk to a close friend about your struggles• Have a circle of colleagues who encourages one another
Work Hard and Work Smart• Give your best in your work place!• Don’t be lazy and procrastinate what you need to do• Always strive to do better• Don’t overwork, know when to relax• Don’t work when it’s time to relax and don’t relax when it’s time to work
Set Goals• Goals will motivate• Goals will indicate achievements• Setting goals will push you to achieve greater things in your career• If you dont know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. ~Lawrence J. Peter
Set Goals• A goal must be possible to achieve• It must have a timeline• Aim higher!• Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, youll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
Enjoy and love your job• Loving your job is the best thing you can do• The stress will be easily lifted off your shoulders• There won’t be complains• Without knowing it, you will give your best all the time
Networking• Building strong networks will help you to grow your career in the future!• Don’t despise anyone you meet right now, they might be of great help to you in the future!• Always look forward in building good friendships with everyone around you
Conclusion• The first few years in the corporate world is all about learning and gaining work life experience. In order to be successful, it takes time, persistence, and willingness.
The End• Personal development leads to success.