More than a year had passed, your Psychology major blogmate started to go out to the real world. She became an HR having only theories learned in University and eventually learned almost all facets of the said field.
Ms. HR first focused in recruitment… helping to provide for the company’s manpower needs, started processing government benefits of colleagues, did her first memo to be issued to one of her closest friends in the office and imposed disciplinary actions as well. It was tough, believe me. But because of the guidance of her immediate superiors and the president of the company himself, she was able to overcome the tough times.
Yes, I am that Ms. HR. I’ve been through a lot ever since I started my career. I cried, laugh and learned from my own mistakes, using them as my inspiration to do my best in every aspect of my work.
Now, I want to share with you some of the realizations I have. Let me tell you, university is really way different from the real world. Below are my list of random realizations:
- You cannot please everybody. – this is a usual scenario even at school but this time, when we talk about work, I mean that you’ve done all the best effort in the world but for them, it’s still NOTHING. It’s USELESS.
- You must know how to budget your salary or else, you’ll end up wondering how come the next pay day seems forever.
- When you excel, expect that there will be envious people who will pull you down no matter how good you do your job.
- Not everyone deserves their salary. Trust me.
- It’s not advisable to wear semi-formal attire and worse is to wear a casual attire during an interview. Why? Because it gives an impression to the HR that you did not prepare for the opportunity given to you.
- Trust your instinct. ALWAYS… because it will do you good.
- Being a Cum Laude from a prestigious school won’t help if your attitude is a bit….errrr…. you know!
- There are things you will not understand no matter how many times you’ve tried.
- Know who to trust. Know your confidante. Because if the situation becomes worse, you know who will stick with you.
- Keep dreaming. One day your efforts will be paid off.
That’s it! I have this random thoughts/realizations written on my BDJ journal to keep track of the things I learned althroughout this experience. What about you? Do you have random realizations based on your life’s transition? Say… form high school to college or from college to having a work itself? Share it to me!