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New Job Jitters? A Guide to Navigating Your First Day with Confidence and Success

I recently read an article I wrote that was titled "The First Day At A New Job", and I couldn't help smiling. Little Amaka has grown into a Senior Executive in the PR/Media Industry. Lol. Yeah, I’m back to full-time employment. :)

How To Survive Your First Day At A New Job

Starting a new job can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. As you prepare to enter a new working environment, you may feel uncertain about what to expect and how to navigate your new role. But don't worry - with the right mindset and approach, you can make your first day at a new job a success.

As someone who has been through this experience before, I have some advice for those of you who may be starting a new job soon. Here are some tips to help you survive your first day at a new job:

1. Come with an open mind

One of the most important things you can do on your first day at a new job is to come with an open mind. Be willing to learn, to ask questions, and to take on new challenges. Remember that you are there to grow and develop in your career, and that will require a willingness to be open to new ideas and ways of doing things.

2. Be mentally prepared

It's not just about showing up in your new clothes and shoes. You also need to be mentally prepared for your new role. Take some time before your first day to review any materials you have been given, such as an employee handbook or job description. This will help you to understand your role and what is expected of you.

3. Take it slow and easy

Starting a new job can be overwhelming, but don't be too hard on yourself. It's okay to take things slow and easy as you get accustomed to your new environment. Remember that it's all a learning process, and it's important to be patient with yourself as you adjust to your new role.

4. Keep your expectations low

It's natural to have high expectations for your new job, but try to keep them in check on your first day. Remember that it takes time to settle into a new role, and that you may encounter challenges along the way. Be ready to adapt and to learn from your experiences, and don't let setbacks discourage you.

Both pictures were taken in front of my offices.
Can you spot the difference?

Commemorating the International Women’s Day has made me rekindle my awareness: 

Women are inspiring. I am inspiring. 

Between having children and handling work, we still manage to hold high-powered positions across different industries, we start our own businesses; we raise families. In fact, about 70 percent of women with children are in the workforce. But working full-time and being a mum is no walk in the park.

How do I cope?

I try to remember to stop and smell the roses both at work and with family. I live for moments. Enjoy the moments, because, at the end of the day, this is what it’s really all about.

Interestingly, this post was reconstructed from one of my most outstanding articles, which I composed following My First Day At A New Job

Yes, with the right mindset and approach, you can make your first day a success. By coming with an open mind, being mentally prepared, taking things slow and easy, and keeping your expectations in check, you'll be well on your way to success in your new role. All the best!

Stay positive.
Stay inspired.
Stay be-you-tiful.

Written by Nwamaka Onyekachi
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