How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

October 24, 2013

Career Advice

how to start you new job on the right foot

Congratulations. You made it through the first round. You even rocked the second round interview. And now you’ve landed yourself a new job! Your own desk, a real salary, a new career.

But the night before, the anxiety sets in — are you really qualified for this position? Will everyone like you? What will you wear? Here’s the most common fears that new employees face and how you can deal with them.

You’re afraid you’ll make a mistake.
The truth is that everyone makes mistakes. And they can be forgiven. Ask intelligent questions during your first week in an effort to try to avoid any big mistakes. But if you do mess up, address it immediately and ask how you can right the wrong.

You’re afraid work will take over your life.
Everyone struggles with work-life balance. Each new position you take on throughout your career will come with a new set of challenges based on your schedule, your commute, and your daily responsibilities. It may take some time, but you’ll find your balance.

Read more ways to conquer self doubt at your first job over at Brazen Careerist.

Image via miriamwebster/flickr.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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