Career 101: Challenges Of Being The Youngest Employee And What To Do About It – Part 1By Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Fresh graduates already feel a lot of stress during the process of applying for a job. However, they will also be facing challenges in the office where they will be working with different types of professionals with varying work experiences.
It's easy to be scared about the prospect of being responsible for a part of the company's operations. However, as long as fresh graduates give their best, their careers will definitely be off to a good start.
USA Today College shared four challenges that fresh graduates will face in terms of being the youngest employee in the office. Don't fret, though, because included are solutions on how to face these difficulties.
Feeling like an imposter
With all the great people in the job market today, it's easy for fresh graduates to feel as if the company that hired them made a mistake in the recruitment process. However, this is nothing to worry about as long as they did not lie on their resume since the employer actually knows that they are new to this type of work.
The solution is for fresh graduates to believe in themselves. They should keep in mind their ambitions and career goals so that they will strive hard to develop their skills.
Being a know-it-all
There are fresh graduates, however, who feel that they already know all that they need to know in order to succeed. This may be a bit difficult to swallow at first and many young employees may not feel as if they have this problem. It is characterized by not listening to the feedback of others and not learning from the experiences of others.
The solution is for fresh graduates to work on their listening skills. Yes, it's good to believe in one's self and share one's ideas but it's better to listen to the opinions of others as well. Learn to ask for help and feedback instead of putting on a confident air and not actually knowing what to do.