Some Things to Remember When You Are Very New to the Job
Okay, you just finished university and after a few months of job hunting landed something you like. However, your job is making you stressed. You want to frequently take short breaks at work just to think and compose yourself, you are on the edge and you think you are doing everything slowly while others are doing the same task in much less time than you can. Here are a few things to help you calm down and be more productive.
1. Go slow. Frequently, if you are a go getter, you want to keep abreast with all the others. And this makes you work extra hard while your output is not much as others. Relax. You forget that most of your peers have had years of experience in the job. Wait a few months and you should be at par (or better) with the rest.
2. Give yourself time to think and plan. Many a times, in a hurry to complete a task, you forget to think about what it actually is that you are looking for at the end. Or why exactly should you doing something the way you are doing. Give yourself time to think. And you can do that on the train or while walking. You don't need to sit with a computer to think.
3. Learn to say no. If you have difficulties saying no to a task because you simply do not have the time to do it, teach yourself to say no. If you come from a culture where saying no to work is not the norm, you will need to inculcate this habit. It is important for you and your client.
4. Learn to write razor sharp emails. This will save you a lot of time and it will make communication much more easier. If you find that you are writing more than a paragraph of email, call the person.