Jobs after college:Why you shouldn't join a job just after your college
Updated: Jul 7
To join a job after college is a dream of every college student.After studying so hard for 4 years in college ,they have a dream to join a job just after college.During college life, almost everyone prepare for college placements with an aim to join a reputed farm with good package.Nobody is actually aware of the situations they may have to go through once they join a job.
Nobody in India will ever suggest you to not join a job after college that you got in college placement.The mindset of Indian middle class society revolves around study, job,marriage and death.Everyone wants you to follow this pre defined formula to prove yourself as a successful person.
Before going for college placements, read the following points on why you shouldn't join a job just after your college.
All points are created considering your joining at any of the following domains.
1.The typical service based IT job(Not considering the Product based companies)
2.The mediocre PSU job.
3.The high end PSU job.
1.Laziness:Laziness will be your best friend once you start working for a company.This is the age to be super active in everything both physically and mentally.Being at a job with super comfort will make you super lazy.You will become less ambitious, less motivated and less focussed on your future.You have been working so hard throughout your academic life and therefore once you get a job of such kind just after your college, you want to relax.Once this turns into a habit,it becomes very difficult to come over it.
2.Ambitions:You will become less ambitious once you are in a comfortable job. In college, everyone wants to do something that will create a high value to the society.But,in a high end job due to stability, laziness and maybe due to frustration, you start becoming less ambitious.You start adjusting with the environment and finally got stuck in the job.
3.Toxicity and Mental health:When you are the junior most of your department, you will be facing a lot of discrimination,humiliation,illogical back talks and a hell lot of lobby politics. As a fresher, it effects a lot on your mental health.You start hating your domain, your job and sometimes your life too.This is a big reason to not join a job just after college.
4.Time Delay: If you were preparing for any exam or you were always trying to build your own startup during college, a job after college can destroy your dream for lifetime.You will get less time for your own stuffs once you join a job after college.Your dream of starting your own company will be delayed.Your dream of joining one of the topmost colleges of the globe for higher studies will be hampered.
5.Creativity:Once you get stuck in a job after college, you will have to deal with a lot of other issues along with the pre-assigned work loads.These require a lot of efforts from your side both mentally and physically which eventually effect your mental health .It will become very hard for you to continue any creative work you were involved in during your college days.A job after college can be a nightmare for people who want to get involved in creative art forms.
6.Hectic schedule:Hectic schedule will effect very badly on your heath.Following a hectic schedule can be a cause of lots of diseases to you.When you have to follow a very hectic schedule with an odd time frame,it becomes very hard for your body to get adjusted with it.You have to take care of your body.They hire you to do a specific task and they will anyhow try to utilise the best of you for that particular task.You have to think of yourself first.
7.Diet: A proper diet is very important for people following a hectic schedule.Without timely meals and healthy diet plans, your health will be effected to a very high extent. In college, you were following a normal schedule but once you join a job after college, your time will be decided by others and you cannot do anything about it.You have to take care of your health first, other things can wait.
8.Collegues vs Friends:In college, you had friends but once you join a job after college, everyone around you is a colleague.You first have to understand the difference between both the terms.A collegue is not a friend, he is just a co-worker.If you understand the difference properly, a lot of your problems in workplace will be solved automatically.
9.Surrounding environment: The surrounding environment inside an office space is generally not at all close to positive. It can be felt very toxic to you as you will join as a fresher there just after college.Try to behave professionally and never share any personal issue with any of the colleagues.
10.Professionalism: During the initial days of your job, you will be facing a lot of issues due to not being able to handle the situations professionally. As you are a fresher, it will be very difficult for you to distinguish between the issues on which need to be handled professionally and which one not.
If you got a job through campus placement,congratulations! But please keep in mind the above mentioned issues you may have to face once you join the job just after college.The decision is at your court.Follow your heart and choose the right path.