(Closed) First day of a new job tomorrow and I am SO NERVOUS!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Best of luck! I don’t have much advice, except that I’m hoping to start a new job soon as well! Sending lots of good thoughts and vibes your way! Take many deep breaths along the way, and remember to smile 😀 Congrats on your new job!!

Post # 4
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@LizLemon:  Congratulations! That is awesome. I understand you can be nervous, but be yourself! Easier said than done though, right?

I always make a point to listen more than I talk at the first few days of a new contract. And I also try to always ask clarifying questions as I observe the standard procedures re: the actual work. If possible, I like to ask these via email so I have something to refer back to later and i don’t end up having to ask someone 30 times. 

Other than that – just don’t partake in office gossip. I’m sure everyone will love you!

Post # 5
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t really have much advice to offer, but I think most people are nervous when they start a new job. But you got the job, so they must think you can do it, and since it’s your first day it probably won’t be too rough. I’m sure you’ll do great. Good luck 

Post # 6
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

CONGRATS!! My advice is to be polite, but to just be yourself (as cliche as that sounds). And to listen a lot. 

Don’t be nervous, the work is just work.. you’ll pick it up in no time, just focus on getting to know the people around you, their names, what they like, and take every opportunity to just chat with them.

Post # 7
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I just started my first office job two weeks ago, and I was terrified! But it worked out so well! Just try not to stress and also maybe do something the night before, FH and I went for a bushwalk, to the gym and then out to dinner the day before, I was so pooped and went to bed without any stress. 

Post # 8
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just changed jobs (same place, different organization) so I know how you feel! Breathe and like a lot of the others have said, be yourself. Ask any questions you may have as it really helps.

Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LizLemon:  How did it go?!

Post # 11
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@LizLemon: Congrats on your dream job and on your first day of work! I am sure I will feel everything you felt when I start my new job in April. I’m excited now but I’m sure I’ll be nervous as well, lol.

Post # 12
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LizLemon:  Ha, I know that feeling. I’m glad it’s going well! 

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