Be More Than Ready to Take On a New Job
You are one of the lucky ones. After quitting on one, you immediately found another. But why are you feeling like you should also leave very soon? Jumping from one job to another is not a good idea. Though you get to work with so many different people and gain experiences in the process, it only means that you’re not a keeper. Stable companies prefer those who can be with them for a very long time. They can truly maximize their potential for the good of the business, save them money from recruiting and training, and they are deemed more trustworthy.
One of the best ways on how to keep your new job is to be fully prepared for it. The following might be helpful:
Condition your mind. It’s all in the attitude. If you see your next job as lame, scary, or demanding, then you would definitely feel a lot of pressure even before you sit on your chair. Any type of work has its own pressure and challenges, but if you allow these to eat you up, you wouldn’t definitely last long.
But how can you do it? You can use affirmations or subliminal messages. You can download their mp3 versions or video formats. Every day, spend at least 15 minutes listening or watching them. The more you watch them, the more their messages get into your subconscious.
Now these messages are not the usual ones. They have been designed to boost your confidence, empower and motivate you, as well as make you appreciate the new experience and challenge. They may contain words like “I am grateful for this new opportunity” or “I certainly can do this.”
Get a copy of your job description beforehand. Normally your specific job details will be discussed once you’re already in the office. However, you can request the company to give you a list before you go to the job, so you can already study the job description. The good news is you give them the impression that you’re truly serious about your role.
Know more about the company’s culture. The biggest adjustment you’re going to make is to feel like you truly belong there. It’s meeting and making new friends, as well as dealing with new bosses and management. It helps a great deal if you would do your own research about how the company works and its environment. A lot of these details may already be provided in their official website. You can also search for message boards or find reviews online. You may also ask them your questions.
Take care of yourself. You cannot do your new roles more effectively if you easily get sick or you immediately feel tired. You have to keep yourself healthy and fit. Besides, doing so would give you a better ability to manage stress and anxiety. Looking good too can boost your self-esteem.
There are no assurances on what’s going to happen in your new job. Nevertheless, proper planning makes you more than ready to handle any crisis.