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How to Navigate New Job Jitters

You're excited about your new job, new work environment, and new coworkers. On the other hand, you're worried about how things will turn out in your new role. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to navigate new job jitters and build confidence at work starting on day one. 

Here are 3 Tips to Help You Overcome New Job Jitters: 

1. Look Inward

Think about why you may be dealing with new job jitters in the first place. It may help to write down your thoughts and feelings. From here, you may be able to identify your concerns about your new role and figure out why they're weighing you down.  Keep in mind that in spite of your concerns, you still landed the job you wanted. An organization believed you were the best candidate for a position and chose to add you to its team over other candidates. Thus, the organization wants you to succeed. And once you review your concerns about your new job, you may start to realize what you bring to the table. This may help you manage your new job jitters and prevent them from slowing you down. 

2. Prepare for Your First Day

Do what's necessary to make a positive first impression. For example, as you get ready for your first day, make a list of questions you may have about your new role and organization. This may help you get information you'll be able to use to perform your job to the best of your ability on your first day and moving forward.  On your first day, introduce yourself to coworkers and maintain a positive outlook. This may help you lay the groundwork for outstanding relationships with your peers. On top of that, it may help you feel at ease, to the point where you no longer have to worry about any new job jitters. 

3. Acknowledge Your Accomplishments

Don't expect your first few days or weeks at a new job to be perfect. Instead, be realistic and understand it may take some time to adjust to your new role. Regardless, try not to get too down on yourself. Conversely, focus on what you are doing well and celebrate your achievements. Remember, everyone makes mistakes. If you make a mistake in your initial days at a new organization, try not to worry about it too much. Learn from the mistake and move on from it as quickly as you can.  Along with this, keep the lines of communication open with your manager. If you feel stressed out about your performance, talk to your manager. At this point, your manager may help you address your work challenges. 

Want to Avoid New Job Jitters? Ascend Staffing may help you avoid new job jitters altogether. To do so, we can connect you with employers who are ready to hire job candidates with your skills and experience. We can also help you land a job that's exactly what you want. To get started, explore our job board today.


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