There are many
positive things that you will accomplish when you are adventuring in this a new
job. Some of them are as follows:
The best way out of that bad job
Having a new job adventure is the best way out of that dreary job that you force yourself to do for money. It is a bit tricky to quit your current job if you don’t have anything else lined up. However, how else are you going to get a new job when you are working every waking hour at your current job? When will you find time to even look this something else up and begin your adventure? Since you must quit, start planning on quitting your job by saving up a little cash to last you a couple of months in case the new job takes time to come. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be the job from the career you studied for, try something new to make it even more exciting. There are opportunities out there you just have to find them
You will deal with your personal problems
Taking up another job will give you an opportunity to look at things differently. You will know if the relationships in your life are making your life better or if you should reconsider them. You will also know if personal issues about your life are dictating your career choices. Remember that, if you put yourself in a new environment away from the usual influences that you are probably used to, you will get a clearer perspective and make better decisions about your career and personal life.
You will learn new things
A new job, is a new adventure and comprises of new experiences. It is inevitable that you will learn new things in a new environment doing something different from what you have been doing in the past couple of years. You will learn new things about the people around you, the place you are in and even new things about yourself that you never knew. Learning is always a great thing and will positively impact your life. You will be a better well equipped human with any new skill you learn or any new knowledge that you acquire.
Starting a new job - the adventure
It is an exciting adventure, but it is also part of the unexpected landmines of awkwardness. Think about confusing your desk with a colleague’s or coming dressed in the wrong colored uniform for the day, or mistaking the CEO for one of your colleagues and chatting them up casually. The blunders will be many initially and will always catch you off guard if you are not fully prepared. However, what makes it exciting is that you will never know when something unexpected will come up and that is why it is an adventure. Your new job, just like that new outdoor adventure shouldn’t be a disaster, but the best thing that ever happened to you. As you are preparing for this adventure that is your new job, keep in mind the following to avoid those cringe-worthy moments.
Know everyone beforehand
It is very important to know everyone by reviewing the new workplace’s top brass a few days before you start. If the company has a website, go through it and try to match the names to the faces and commit them to memory. It wouldn’t be pretty if you mistook one of the managers for the delivery man, or the cleaners. At least get to know the management to avoid those awkward moments. However, in the event that you draw a blank and can’t remember a name and blunder, always stand tall, and gracefully apologize. You can even lightheartedly laugh at yourself and mention that you have met many new people today and that it is hard to keep track. From there on, make an effort to remember everyone’s names and the department they work in especially if your job closely involves working with those departments.
Be ready for the cliques & clashes
You thought the cliques and clashes ended with high school? Well, starting a new job can feel like your first day in a new high school at the beginning. You can be a little anxious and more awkward situations might arise. However, unlike in the high school setup, the vibe is a little toned down because your colleagues are less catty than the kids in high school. Keep in mind that starting a new job is your one chance to start afresh. The secret here is getting to know all your colleagues well and never ever aligning yourself too closely to a certain group. Just avoid the cliques altogether and be friendly and professional with everyone you cross paths with. Interact with everyone equally and you will find that the cliques will become less pronounced for you.
In your workplace, there will be facilities such as, the kitchens, bathrooms, the common room, the canteen and so on. You might find yourself often heading to the wrong places, entering the kitchen at the wrong time, microwaving that fish you carried for lunch in the communal microwave, going to the bathroom with the bad door that pops open unexpectedly, or going to the one that doesn’t flush down its contents. Such things will probably happen in the first few weeks of the new job. The best way to handle this situation is simply paying attention, since there isn’t anything you can do about these scenarios. Note how things are done around there; avoid the bad bathrooms; go to the kitchen on time; don’t microwave your fish in the common microwave; make sure that the door doesn’t slam when you are closing it and so on. By paying attention, you will avoid annoying everyone and in time you will get the hang of the routines at your new workplace.
Do your best
Now you have this new job, a good escape from your old dreary job; this is an opportunity to try again and make the best out of your life. Make sure that you do your duties to the best of your abilities. Deliver what is expected of you on time and do your best to learn the new responsibilities and avoid mistakes in your actual work as much as you can. Remember, mistakes can only be tolerated up to a point; continued mistakes will lead to termination of your job. You definitely don’t want your new adventure to end up that way.
Keep an open mind
From yourold job, you might have learnt a few things and formed certain stereotypes about certain people, the boss, the managers, the supervisors and different people that hold managerial positions in the workplace. Remember this new job is an adventure and it would be best if you kept an open mind and never judge anyone or their actions based on your stereotypes. You will be surprised by how wrong you are once you get to know everyone and understand how things work in this new work environment. Therefore, always keep an open mind and be ready to learn something new every day.
Have the spirit of adventure
Now, what is an adventure, without the spirit of adventure? Keep the spirit of adventure in your job by always looking forward to a new day which provides an opportunity for new experiences.