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You Are About To Start That New Job, But Those Jitters Just Won’t Go Away

December 1st, 2016 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Absence Management | Benefit Accruals | Employee Self Service | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software | Workforce Management Solutions

Feeling nervous before starting that new job is common. It happens to people of all ages. But how do you combat this anxiety that’s eating away at you, and is rendering you seemingly helpless, before your big day? In addition, to making sure you get sufficient sleep the night before your event, psychologists Jamie Long, suggests some strategies to “Reduce Stress and Stop Anxiety.”  Jacquelyn Smith of Forbes penned a wonderful piece titled ‘7 Tips For Young Professionals Starting A New Job’ In no particular order here are some excerpts from the article.

You Are About To Start That New Job, But Those Jitters Just Won’t Go Away

Dress for success
Start by recreating your wardrobe and sprucing up your appearance. Dress appropriately for the job you’ve landed. Remember that first impressions can be lasting. If you’re dressed to impress, you probably will.

Be confident
Don’t be narcissistic, but show your colleagues that you deserve to be there. Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts, and believe in your ability to succeed in your new position. One way to exhibit confidence: invite your colleagues to lunch.

 Separate your personal and professional lives
Once you’re settled in, avoid making personal calls, sending personal emails or taking long lunch breaks. Show that you are dedicated to your new job and that you want to be there. If you have nothing to do, offer to take on another task or help a colleague who looks overloaded. Not only will you impress the boss, but the days will fly by.

Wheter you are a young person, entering the workforce for the first time, or just moving from one job to another, we all experience jitters. Moving to a new job or travelling to a new country are both unknowns, and is partly the cause of those jitters.


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