This is not a big post. Just a few points that I could recall from the "last discussion" that we had with one of our professors who is a leading HR practitioner. When my class asked him a few tips that we should remember as we enter the corporate world again, he was prompt to reply following:
1. Enjoy the work that your are doing. You have chosen this stream after much thought process and you should love the work that you do. You may not get the best of the work but work with the best of your abilities, prove your mettle to be given "good" work.
2. Never leave the job for money - Leave the job for any reason but for money. It is not considered to be a good strategic decision.
3. Next 2-3 years : In the coming two three years, learn the basics of the field. Be an avid learner. Learn and absorb as much as you can. Question the theory and learn the nuances. While, you are doing this, slowly and gradually learn to master your competency in a particular area. If the organization does not provide you a chance, pull in your personal resources and learn an area of interest.
I guess, these 2-3 pointers, can go a long way in guiding any professionals career.
Thank you Sir.