New job anxiety isn’t a myth. Whether this is your first job straight out of varsity or it’s a new job since you left your last one, there’ll always be a sense of stress that you’re going to need to shake off. Here’s our advice on how to do that.
Chances are, you got the job from being who you really are and your employer liked that, so there’s really no need to try to be someone else when you start working. Don’t lose yourself trying to fit in or even stand out.
Believe in yourself
The workplace will present you with challenges, some of which you may not have faced before. Whether it’s a challenging workload, or navigating workplace drama, trust in your abilities and your judgement. You’ll do just fine as long as you remember your vision and don’t compromise your values.
Ask for help
Different companies operate differently, which means you may need a little help along the way sometimes. Don’t be afraid to speak up when you need a hand with something.
Manage your time wisely
Time management skills aren’t easy to develop, but with some practice, you can get really good at managing your time. Having your time management skills on lock means beating the procrastination bug and prioritising your tasks to help you meet deadlines with ease.
Communicating everything, including your boundaries, is necessary to make your working environment comfortable and easy for you. This doesn’t mean oversharing details of your personal life. It just means learning to listen as much as you speak and raising issues in an effective yet respectful manner.
Starting a new job doesn’t have to feel lonely or unmanageable. You can count on your colleagues to help you, while working on developing the skills you need to get better at your job.