Ep71: Work anxiety as a fresh graduate. What to do.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the story of a client who is a fresh graduate struggling with work anxiety. The training helped him understand the difference between university and the working world, as well as the importance of understanding people dynamics and corporate culture.



[00:00] πŸŽ™οΈ A fresh graduate shares his struggle with work anxiety and the pressure to meet expectations.

[02:45] πŸŽ™οΈ Attending a two-week training on boosting confidence and soft skills helped him gain a better understanding of the working world.

[05:20] πŸŽ™οΈ The training focused on dispelling myths about expectations and reality in the corporate world.

[08:10] πŸŽ™οΈ Understanding people dynamics and corporate culture is crucial for success in the workplace.

[11:05] πŸŽ™οΈ The client experienced a complete turnaround, moving from anxiety to strategy after the training.

[13:30] πŸŽ™οΈ Setting a strong foundation and focusing on foundational skills can set young professionals up for success.

[16:15] πŸŽ™οΈ The client’s success story highlights the importance of mindset and short-term training for career growth.


Key Insights

🧠 Understanding the difference between university and the working world is crucial for fresh graduates to navigate work anxiety and meet expectations.

πŸ’‘ Setting a strong foundation in soft skills and understanding people dynamics can help young professionals overcome anxiety and perform effectively in the workplace.

🏒 Corporate culture and dynamics play a significant role in success at work, and young professionals must learn to navigate and adapt to these dynamics.

⏰ Time management and effective communication are essential skills for meeting deadlines and building positive relationships with seniors and colleagues.

πŸš€ Short-term training programs focused on boosting confidence and developing soft skills can have a significant impact on young professionals’ mindset and career growth.

🌟 Empowering young professionals to move from anxiety to strategy can lead to increased job satisfaction and productivity.

🎯 Focusing on foundational skills and understanding the root causes of challenges can lead to long-term success in the corporate world.



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