Throughout middle school, high school, and college, we got used to having reward systems, and cheerleaders built into our lives. Exams tell you how well you’re progressing in class, honors and other accolades reward you for hard work.
The working world doesn’t offer this continual feedback loop. And that’s one of the hardest things for recent graduates to adjust to.
To get ahead in your career, you have to learn to self-motivate and be your own cheerleader. Here’s a few ways to give yourself the kinds of rewards and achievement recognition you’re used to getting from the educational system.