Things You May Feel When Starting A New Job

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Published: 25 Feb 2016      

Your first few days in a new job role are often some of the most difficult that you will face. In addition to all of the introductory stuff that goes along with a new role, you’re also going to be meeting a group of completely new people and adjusting to a workplace culture that may be different to the one that you are used to.

As such, there are a number of common feelings that people starting a new position may feel. Here we will look at a few of them and the steps you can take to overcome them.

Will I Fit In?

One of the primary concerns for many new employees is worrying about whether or not they are going to fit In with their colleagues. After all, they will be entering an entirely new group of people and need to go through the process of introducing themselves and getting to know those around them. The best way to get past this is to just jump right in. Make sure that you spend a little time getting to know everybody that you will be working with and suggest some social activities you could do outside of work to get to know each other a little better.

Level Of Professionalism

Though you can be pretty certain of the level of professionalism you need to maintain in a medical job when you are dealing with patients, it may take a little bit of time to adjust to the work culture behind the scenes. It is a good idea to keep your ears open to find out if there are any topics of conversation that need to be avoided when you are in the workplace. You will also need to figure out how relaxed your employer is when it comes to the subjects you and your colleagues talk about.

What If I Mess Up?

Mistakes happen but those who are new to the workplace want to avoid mistakes happening to them. Unfortunately, your first few days on the job are likely to be the point where you are going to make a mistake simply because you have yet to adjust to the job. If you do happen to make a mistake, be sure to take responsibility for it straight away. This will demonstrate that you are honest and willing to recognize your mistakes, which in turn shows you are much more likely to learn from them.

What If I’m Late?

The simple answer to this is “Don’t be.” You should aim to get to your new place of work as early as possible, especially on your first day. There are always going to be factors outside of your control, such as traffic accidents or delays on public transport, but you need to mitigate these as far as possible during your first few days on the job. You can start hitting a more regular routine once you have become comfortable, just remember that punctuality is sure to reflect well on you.

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