So you had the interview and landed the job. Congratulations! However, now your start date is getting near; you are beginning to feel anxious. You might be wondering how you are going to fit in, whether you are really capable of doing the job, or what if your boss turns out to be awful? Don’t worry! You are not alone. Many of us go through the same emotions when starting a new phase of our lives. If you are about to start a new job, this guide gives you some must-know tips for controlling those nerves and settling in with ease.
One thing that will give you the boost you need when you walk into your new office for the first time is confidence. Yes, other people are going to be curious and eager to meet the new recruit, and it might seem a little daunting, especially if you are stepping up the career ladder. However, remember that you were hired because your interviewer saw something valuable in you that you can bring to the table. Don’t succumb to imposter syndrome. You deserve your job.
Another tip to give you confidence is to dress well in something that you feel looks good as well as being something you are comfortable wearing.
Have an Open Mind
Your first few days and weeks in your new job will be a steep learning curve, so don’t expect to be able to do everything at once. It is far better to listen well, take your time and do a good job, rather than pretend you know how to do something and then panic as you try to work it out afterward. Be willing to listen to your colleagues’ advice and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Often when we start a new job, we have to wait until the end of the following month to be paid. This can leave us with a few weeks where we have no money, and it can be a cause of stress. Try to build up some savings before you begin your new job. If you find yourself a little short, ask to borrow a little from family or friends. Alternatively, payday loans are a solution that can keep you going until your paycheque comes through.
If you are invited out to lunch by your co-workers, or a group drink at a bar after work, then make sure you go. You might not feel like it, but by making an effort, you are showing that you are a team player. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know your colleagues better, outside of the work environment. If you do go for drinks, make sure you don’t have one too many and regret it the next day.
Starting a new job is exciting, and something that you should feel happy about, even if you do have a few nerves. It won’t be long before you feel settled, so until you do, use your energy to learn about your role and do it to the best of your ability.