How to Handle Pressure During First Job

Today’s business setting will always be full of pressure. Because of technology and consumer demands, businesses have to be swift and should always meet their target or else their company will not survive for a very long time.

Businesses place this pressure on their employees as employees have to work really hard to meet the goal. Employees know that if they do not perform, they slowly contribute to the eventual downfall of the company they are working for. Some even work overtime just to make sure the meet the expected productivity and let the business survive for the next day.

No Excuse

Fresh graduates should expect pressure from the moment they sit in their cubicle. Fresh graduates are hired because the company knows what they can do. Their education and relative experience should give them more than enough training to tackle the different challenges of their job.

Because of the different challenges of businesses today, they often offer no excuse to their employees if they do not perform from the start. You should know that you don’t just do your best at work, you should do what is expected from you. Failure to do so will mean termination in less than a year.


Before you try to gain a job from a company, make sure that you are able to do the task that will be assigned to you. You should already have a general idea on what you need to do to survive the everyday challenges of the company.

Research a little bit about the company you want to work for or on the position you are aiming to gain. This will give you enough preparation so that tasks will be a little bit easier. Of course there are surprises along the way but as long as you cover the basics, you can welcome these challenges.

Work Means Work

When you are considering working for a high pressured job, be prepared to work really hard for it at the appointed time. When it’s time to work, you put all your efforts and concentration on work alone. This will ensure that you are doing everything that you can and will be able to learn the additional tricks of the trade quickly. But when your eight-hour shift is done, you should be able to stop everything that you do and do not think about it until you are back at work.

One of the reasons why fresh graduates crack under pressure in their first job is that their dedication to their job is taken home. Instead of calming your mind and body for another pressure packed day at the office, they opted to continue their work at home. Instead of a fresh body and mind when they go back to work, they are already exhausted before office hours start.

Your first job job will determine your ability to handle pressure. Research a lot more about the company you want to work for and dedicate yourself to the job but leave enough time for yourself. This will help you give yourself ample time to recuperate and handle the daily challenges.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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