6 Tips and overview by experienced people
Today, my day was really busy and tiring. Although, it was a holiday due to labor day, but I had some other plans. If you read my previous blog post, Click Here for Link, you will come to know that I also visited a friend of mine on this hot day. Hence, making it to meet 3 people in a day with a different agenda.
The professionals I selected live in the same housing society. They both are brothers, named as Naeem and Wasif. Both are working in different organizations but having a minimum of 4 years experience. They are my friends (not so close, as I used to play football and cricket with them about 2 years ago).
In order to be formal, because this meeting was important, I sent both an email, requesting their time for small discussion. Before sending the mail, I prepared some notes on my mobile so that I could use them during the meeting. Wasif replied me in just 5 mins and asked me to connect with him in his home, and also told me that Naeem is also available, but do come quickly because we’re going to with family for outing on this holiday. After their reply, I quickly reached their home as quickly as possible. Wasif welcomed me on the door. He opened a room and invited me to sit, and went to bring Naeem.
On return, he was accompanied by Naeem and also brought an amazing juice. (Juice was really tasty though :D ) . So, after small talk, I quickly jumped on my main topic. The topic focused on following 6 points:-
- Put your time in: Everyone starts out doing grunt work till trust is proven
- Don’t talk badly about the company or about your boss
- Take control of your relationship with your boss and team members
- Find a mentor and manage the relationship strategically
- Join a professional body and build your network
- Embrace change and reflect on what you are learning daily
As I discussed on these 6 points and kept asking about their view on these tips, most of the tips were answered with approval from both, Wasif and Naeem, as well as real life experiences in their professional life but 2 tips were having different opinions, which are, Find a mentor and manage the relationship strategically AND Put your time in: Everyone starts out doing grunt work till trust is proven.
They mentioned that this really depends on the organization as well as position of your job, culture and ethics followed there. Hence, both had a different point of view regarding these 2 points.
My experience was quite good and I felt like that these 2 are my mentors, I’m asking question and they are giving me their time and guiding me as much possible as they can. As soon as I reached home, I took a nap of an hour. After an hour, I wrote both a Thank You email for their time and guidance. As soon as this blog post is published, I’ll be sending them another email with the link of this blog post, and will be expecting replies from them on this post :)
Thanks a lot for reading my another experience, which ended for me as one of the amazing experiences.