Finding Your Feet in a New Job

Starting a new job can be daunting. Finding your feet in a different environment can be difficult at first. I recently started a new job a month ago (hence the lack of blog posts recently) so I know exactly how it feels to be put into a different environment and needing to find your feet. So I thought I would write a post on some tips that I have found when I have started new jobs. Whether they be jobs that I had during college or to start my career, I’ll be sharing my tips with you all and hopefully you guys will find it helpful!

When you start a new job, especially if it is in a career that you really want to progress in and do well. It can be very overwhelming. For the first week or so you are just finding your way around the different softwares, getting to know people and just the environment itself. So the first thing I would recommend is:

Ask all the questions you have.

Whether it be one or one hundred, it doesn’t matter, ask them all. The people around you are there to help and I know you may think that you are annoying people by constantly asking them questions but believe me you are not. They want you to ask questions so that you can learn and do your work well and in the same process that they like. Think of it this way. Everyone starts a job, the people that you are asking the questions to were once in your position so don’t over think it, they know exactly what you are going through and will be there to help you each step of the way.

Take each task and day at a time

Take everything day by day.When you start a new job you are giving a lot of information in one go so take the time to process it, write down notes to help you remember the important parts and then take each task as it comes, don’t be worrying about tomorrow or tasks that are coming your way, just think about the ones in front of you, once you have them done you can focus on the rest.

Stop overthinking

I know, it’s a lot easier said than done! But the last point ties into this one. When you are overthinking about the tasks you have to complete you will find that you will forget about some of the simpler tasks or aspects of tasks by making sure that the harder, more complicated jobs are complete. This can mean that your work might not be up to the standard that it would have been if you had of just focused on each task as they came. Overthinking can actually lead you to being less productive.

Have FUN!

And finally, have fun! Yes of course, a job is serious and at the end of the day the job needs to be done and done well. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy yourself along the way! You will find that having a better work environment will make it easier to do your job and not only that it will help you to enjoy waht you do!

Let me know what has helped you to settle into a job in the comments below!

See you in my next post. 

Thank you for reading,

Lauren,

x.