You get that much anticipated call to say you got the job and when you hang up and do your little victory dance, that little nervous feeling starts to creep in.
Day 1 of your new job arrives and as you are introduced to your new colleagues and get the introductory tour of your new “work home”, that little nervous feeling quickly turns into a very anxious feeling and your inner voice starts to ask questions - “why have I changed jobs?”...”what if they don’t like me?” ....”I don’t think I can do this!”
Starting a new job can be very overwhelming. Between meeting new colleagues, learning new procedures and taking on new responsibilities, your first couple of weeks and months can leave you feeling very tired, both physically and emotionally. You have entered a Confidence Crisis!
But like you, so have all your new colleagues - they have been there, done that, worn the t-shirt, survived the “newbie challenge” and lived to tell the tale. Or in my case, offer some tips to get you through your first couple of months.
So if you feel like jumping ship and are thinking that “this is not for me”, stop and read these tips before running for the hills after day 1 (and yes I have seen this happen)!
Be you, be calm, listen, be open, be aware of all new experiences and take time to learn.
Recruitment consultants are used to this confidence crisis with our candidates. Our service doesn’t just stop at the job offer stage. Consultants are here to assist you throughout your career in any way we can - from the job search, to feedback or to provide any advice or market information that candidates need.
At Morgan McKinley we aim to go way beyond what other recruitment companies do, providing comprehensive, trusting and honest support at every stage of your journey. We are committed to working with you and provide you with the best advice.
So keep in touch!