Starting a new job is never easy; there’s always a bundle of nerves that come with any position, but I’m here with some helpful tips to make this time a little bit easier on you.
The unknown is always a reason for anxiety to arise. A lack of confidence in unfamiliar places can be lessened by becoming in the know. So introduce yourself relentlessly. Find the right timing and become acquainted with your new co-workers, showing your enthusiasm can help them become more comfortable because just as you don’t know anyone, you’re new and no one knows you either. Do your best to remember names & come up with a few opening liners so the introductions are more natural.
For some reason, we think by asking questions, it will make us seem incapable but I think it’s the opposite. By asking questions you show interest and a willingness to understand what you do not know. Asking appropriate questions at the beginning of your new job lets your co-workers know you want to do a good job. Asking questions also lets you know the perimeters of your job.
Now is not the time to keep to yourself, get to know your co-workers, the first month is a key time to develop work relationships. Eating lunch with them, taking breaks together, even just a few minutes every day can help to build friendships.