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9 things you never learned in your college

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College teaches you a lot of things but when you enter the real world after college, you will realize that none of the teachings are enough to deal with professional issues. Despite knowing your syllabus, concepts and theories, you will need to learn the following skills to excel in your career.

1.      Manners

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When you step in the real world, you will need to establish yourself. None of your college or school popularity counts when you are out in the world to deal with practical affairs. When your manners are not just limited to sending ‘Thank You’ notes and showing sweet gestures, rather it will be how well you carry yourself and deal with respect when you converse with others.

2.      Risk taking

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If you aim to achieve great success in life, you got to take risks. Schools and colleges are more parental in nature, protecting you and giving you ample number of chances. In real life, you are perhaps not going to get chances for the same mistakes and you ought to learn from your mistakes. You will have to take risks so that you learn and get experience on the way to a better career.

3.      Writing

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Writing doesn’t mean writing anything or writing for an assignment or a term paper. Professional writing needs to express his thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. The tone and voice in your business writing will state your persona so you ought to write in a clear and concise manner. Great writing is considered as a very good business skill in modern organizations.

4.      Go on learning

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When it comes to working in a business environment, you will feel not much of the learnings you did at college were of much help. Reason, our college studies are more theoretical than practical. And you need to bridge the gap by learning new things and skills that would be relevant for your work. Keep learning to keep scaling in your career.

5.      Get along with people

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Your life at your work place is going to be very different than it was in your college. Why? When you were at college, you have the freedom to stop talking to class mates you didn’t like or whatever. At a work place, you need to communicate with different people to get the work done whether you like it or not, it hardly matters.

6.      Get organized

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You can get through college without being organized, it’s all O.K. But once you step out of college life, you need to get organized and complete your tasks efficiently within a set time. Being unorganized can derail your career, get you no promotion and slow your growth process.

7.      Managing money

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You will learn how to manage money or the importance of money management when you start to take your financial responsibility. You will need to manage your money well to meet all your daily to monthly expenses and at the same time learn to save for future.

8.      Time management

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Time management is important at college but not crucial. When you enter in the real world, you will realize there are so many things to get done within a stipulated time. And mostly, you will see there is one or the other dateline every day. So while you are still in college learn one of the most critical skills, time management.

9.      Decision making

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After your studies when you face the world where you need to prove your caliber to make a future, you will realize every decision you make has certain implications. You need to judge all the pros and cons of a decision you are going to make, unlike in college days when a majority of your decisions were taken impulsively.

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