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Adjusting to Working Life After Uni: 5 Top Tips

February 21, 2022
Cristina Pucci

If you've recently graduated from university, you might be looking for your first job and feeling apprehensive about making the shift to the working world.

Perhaps you are concerned about all of the "scary" new things that come with employment, such as daily meetings, new responsibilities, and competitive co-workers.

In this post, you will find a few tips that will assist you in adjusting to working life after university.

Look After Yourself

There are a lot of changes that graduates go through when they start their working life. So, it's important to stay healthy and get the basics right, such as getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising.

You don't have to work hard at the gym to stay fit. Even a 20-minute daily stroll can make a significant difference, both physically and mentally.

Starting your first job can be stressful, so looking after your mental health is also crucial. If you feel like you are struggling with your mental health, the NHS has a Mental Health Services helpline that offers support and advice.

Surround Yourself With Supportive People

When adjusting to working life after university, it's important to remember that you're not alone.

There will be good and bad days, but don't let the bad ones get you down.

Surround yourself with supportive people, whether they be family, friends, or colleagues and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Set New Goals

Now that you have finished university, it is time to set new goals and priorities in your life.

While adult responsibilities such as working and paying bills are now a top priority, this does not mean that you cannot also pursue other goals.

In fact, it is critical that you maintain a healthy balance between your work and personal lives by creating fun goals such as travelling to new places and learning a new language.

Be Patient

It's important to remember that landing your dream job will take time.

Be patient, enjoy every step of your work life, and learn the new skills you need in order to reach your future goals.

Anything is possible with patience and the right attitude!

Participating in career fairs, on the other hand, can speed up the process of finding your dream job because they provide you with the opportunity to meet hundreds of employers at once.

Check out our upcoming events and reach out to us if you have questions.

Find Time For Your Hobbies

Working full-time can take up a lot of energy, but it's important to remember to make time for your hobbies as well.

Even if you have to work during the daytime, there are ways to make time for your hobbies in the evening or on weekends.

Having a hobby is a great way to relax and de-stress after a long day at work.

Here are a few hobbies you could take in the evening or on weekends:

●      Yoga

●      Swimming

●      Meditation

●      Video Games

●      Dancing

●      Candle Making


Adjusting to working life after uni can be stressful, but we hope the advice above will help you make the shift smoother. Remember that just because you have a job doesn't mean your life has to completely revolve around it. Finding time for interests, taking care of yourself, and enjoying life as you did at university will make transitioning to your new routine much simpler.

Planning to apply for jobs when you’re all done with University? Check out The UK Careers Fair today! We’re the United Kingdom’s leading provider of job fairs, recruitment events and career fairs.

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