I’ll be honest with you guys, it’s been a while since I started a new job. I polled my Instagram fam a few months back and starting a new job was one of the more popular life moments a lot of you had in common. I then turned back to the gram for your tips and the feedback was amazing! Seriously, as a collective group, we could really go into business offering kickass self-help tips.
I left my 9-5 a little over three years ago and while I don’t see myself going back into a typical corporate environment, I think the same attitude applies for those expanding their own businesses, starting brand new careers or just joining a new team in their current industry. At the end of the day, when we’re looking to take that next leap in any stage in our lives, a little help can go a long way.
Tips for Starting a New Job, Taking a Career Leap or Just Looking to Up the Anty…
Number 1. Just do it. Take the Leap.
Girl. If you’re not happy at your current job or if you’re feeling stuck with your business – take the leap. Start up the search for new positions where you can thrive. Do the research on how you can take your business to the next level. Just do it.
Number 2. Read “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero
I LOVED this book and love how many of you were obsessed with it, too. Again, I’m not starting a new job anytime soon but I read this book last year when I was thinking about starting the next arm of my brand and it took me to the next level. Everyone needs the reminder that they are in fact a badass, especially when they’re starting a new job or career.
Number 3. Don’t Try to Overimpress. Listen and Learn.
Nothing is worse than a newbie coming in trying too hard. Yes, you should work hard to show your team and your bosses they made the best decision but trying to impress too much probably won’t end well. Listen to your team. Learn about the environment and the culture. See where you can fit into the current space and identify ways you can add to it and enhance it.
Number 4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions.
This is, in my opinion, one of the most important. Yes, it’s a little cliche at this point. There are no stupid questions and all but I think it’s important to reiterate the importance of asking questions where you’re first starting out. Find out about the office and team culture. Ask around if you’re unsure how to work a program that’s new to you. If you can’t find that client folder, don’t hesitate to ask a follow-up question. Instead of wasiting time guessing, put your ego aside and help for help when you need it.
Number 5. Don’t Stop Educating Yourself.
It’s so important to keep working even after you’ve landed the job. The same goes for those of you running your own business. Never stop learning. I’m constantly doing research and staying up to date on new trends for the blogging world and new specialties for my fitness training. I just signed up for a nutrition speciality so I can continue learning. Some companies fund continued education and there are a ton of businesses out there that offer discounts depending on your speciality, field or industry.