It’s normal to have a few jitters when starting a new job. It might be more troublesome if you didn’t feel a little nervous. This is, after all, a major life transition, so it may trigger a variety of emotions including some stress and anxiety. The key is to keep moving forward, as you would with any other major life change, and keep a positive attitude throughout, even if you’re feeling a bit shaky on the inside. This, too, shall pass – and you’ll be off and running in this new chapter.
Ahead of Time
Don’t let anticipatory anxiety overwhelm you in the days leading up to your first day at your new job. It helps to follow that age-old advice and be prepared.
On Day One
Set that alarm a little early so you can arrive at work promptly and unrushed. (A good tip every day, but especially on the first one!) Eat a healthy breakfast and put a smile on your face. It’s Go Time.
During Those First Weeks
While keeping an open mind and a positive attitude:
For additional guidance in your job transition, reach out to the career development experts at PrideStaff Fresno. We’ll have you shining in your new role in no time!