Being the newbie at work is always rough, despite it being something we all go through again and again throughout our careers. On top of learning the day-to-day requirements of your new position and trying to impress your boss, you also have to navigate the intricacies of office politics and making new work friends.
It’s a lot. And it probably feels a little bit like a whirlwind.
So before you dive back into that tornado of newness, here are nine things to read that’ll help you navigate this challenging (but temporary!) stage in your career.
The perfect way to set yourself up for success if you’re about to start that nerve-wracking first week.
To help make sense of all of those nerves, here are a few things you’re probably overthinking (and how to stop!).
We all want to make a great impression (and prove that we were the right choice!) in the first few weeks after starting. Our resident career coach shares how to do just that.
Making mistakes because you’re just starting is expected. But you can’t really blame these three on being the new kid in town.
Yes, you should be thinking of your savings starting from day one of that new job! And yes, you’re not the only adult out there who needs this refresher.
If you’re too scared to put in a vacation request for that family wedding coming up (because
you just got to this job! What will your boss think?
), this’ll help curb those worries.
No matter how comprehensive your orientation is, there are just some things you won’t learn about the job and culture in a handbook.
Find out how to use the 70/30 rule, as well as four other tricks, to establish yourself as the team all-star.
Finally, no matter how excited you are for a position, the first few days are rough. Here’s what might be going through your head as you try to adjust.
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Nina understands the struggle of a major career change. After snagging her first job at fourteen, she continued down the path of employment by pursuing a motley assortment of vocations. Ask her about her time in the Army, or her stint as a Harvard research guinea pig. Say hi @ninadawdles or ninasemczuk.com.More from this Author