(Closed) Nervous about starting my "real world" job!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@AlmostMrsWest:  I feel as though I could have written the above post in certain aspects. I am a quiet creature by nature too, so I did get nervous about various positions I’ve had. The worst was at a Vet’s office– everything moved so quickly at times, and I felt micromanaged too. I’m not a Johnny-on-the-spot kind of person, so when the lead vet gave me a “pop quiz” in front of 30 employees, I froze and went blank. Got fired for “not getting it” too. But the coworkers were also as snoopy and tattle-tailey as your coworkers…. But there have been jobs that I’ve been exceedingly amazing at. 

It’s all about recognizing your limitations, and embracing your strengths. WHen you go after a career that play up your strengths, you really will shine. There is more to just a job than how you stack up– there is a corporate culture that either will embrace you or won’t be the greatest fit for you. There are coworkers who will enable you to succeed, or try to make themselves look better. It’s a combination of you finding what works best with your personality job description wise, and a little bit of luck in finding the best corporate culture best suited for you. 

Let go of the golf course. It wasn’t a “forever” job anyway. You tried your best at it, busted your butt, found it wasn’t the best fit for your personality, so now you’re moving on to a job you’ve been training for with your degree. You’ll do great! 

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