New Job Anxiety: 4 Tips To Keep It Under Control

May 30th, 2018

new job anxietyYou did it! You made it through the interview, your references checked out and you got hired. You’ve made it through the hardest part, right? Well, maybe.

The first few days on a new job are always tough. You don’t know anyone and you might feel a little overwhelmed.

Try these 4 sure-fire ways to keep the new job jitters at bay.

1. Remember Why You’re There: You were hand-picked for the job over of a lot of applicants! Your new employer trusts you are the best person for the job, has faith in what you can do and wants you to succeed. It’s their job to help you succeed and grow in the position.

2.  Just say hi: Every time you shake a new coworker’s hand, you’re not only making a new friend – you’re making a connection. Explain that you are new to the job and ask  if they have any advice to share.

3. Write it down: You won’t learn everything on your first day so keep a running list of questions.  If you’re unsure about something, ask your on-site supervisor. Whether you prefer to take ‘how to’ notes electronically or with an old fashioned pen and paper, make sure you save them for future reference.

4. Take the time: It’s one of the easiest ways to make a good impression, yet it’s so easy to overlook. Show up on time, take only the allotted lunch break, and don’t sneak out the door three minutes early – every minute matters!

The Night Before Your First Day

The Muse shares some great tips on what to do the night before starting a new job.

With these tips, we’re confident you’ll make a great first impression and wish you all the best on your new career adventure! Remember, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. So make it a good one.

Editors note: the content of this blog was originally published in November, 2011 and has been updated for SEO and edited for accuracy.

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