How to Put Your Best Foot Forward in Your New Job

Now that you’ve succeeded in being hired, the feelings associated with starting a new job begin to set in. Anxiety and uncertainty – emotions experienced by most people when they’re the newest member of the team – can be overwhelming obstacles to making your best start. However, there are several sensible actions to take in order to make your transition more smooth, successful, and ideally, less stressful. Here are some great strategies for getting off to a strong start:Ask questions with confidence!

  • Don’t shy away from learning new technology.

  • Observe and take cues about best practices from your new coworkers.

  • Seek and track feedback at regular intervals.

Starting a new job can be stressful and overwhelming; but, using your own and others’ experience to approach your role with purpose will alleviate much of the anxiety and uncertainty associated with those first few weeks. 

Melissa Hindle