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10 Things Young Professionals Need to Know

  • Oct 26, 2017 |
  • Posted By:
  • Mark

In fast-paced USA, it’s easy to forget that some things need time to properly develop and mature. One of those things is career; whether it’s skills, experience or simply reputation, you don’t become a big shot overnight!

These are some of the tips HR professionals have for volatile and impatient young professionals:

Don’t Hide Your Mistakes

To err is human. But to stubbornly or carelessly deny you’re responsible for a mistake will only get colleagues and bosses angry at you.

Don’t Stay Late

Showing passion and dedication is an admirable trait. But staying late every day and not having that much to show for it can also be seen as proof of bad time management and unproductivity.

Don’t Wait Around

Closely following instructions is an important quality. But sitting around for hours at a time because no one has told you what to do shows immaturity and lack of autonomy.

Don’t Email, Call

Emails are great to keep a written trace of important business exchanges. But when it comes to getting things done, nothing beats the immediacy and efficiency of a phone call.

Don’t Tune Out

Being up-to-date on your industry’s latest developments is important. But staying informed on what’s happening in other sectors as well as in other countries shows you’re knowledgeable and savvy professional.

Don’t Stagnate

Being educated and informed is a clear advantage in the job market. But it’s also helpful to be able to count on a trusted and caring mentor who’ll guide you through you professional journey.

Don’t Second-Guess Yourself

Eagerness to learn and grow makes you a great addition to any team. But constant lack of confidence in yourself makes people see you as weak and pessimistic.

Don’t Be Isolated

Being independent is great. But never interacting with colleagues and bosses other than in work settings can make you seem unfriendly and uninterested in growing your professional networks.

Don’t Avoid Hard Work

Being efficient and resourceful is one thing. Being lazy and petty by giving up when the going gets tough is just unprofessional.


Oct 28, 2017 | Victor

I think these things young professional should know. Thanks Mark for the sharing your good thoughts.

Nov 10, 2017 | Peggy

11 Things from my opinion - Even if you have a fully loaded office at work, you will still need one at home :)

Nov 15, 2017 | Mason

I agree with you Mark but one thing is that Multi-tasking is great, but some moments require your undivided attention.

Nov 22, 2017 | Bruno

These are the best things Mark but Don’t step into an interview room without research on the company and questions for the employer.

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