What is on your mind when changing jobs?
Changing jobs can either be a choice we make as a positive step up in your career path or a scary change we have to make due to cut backs or company changes. Whenever we make any kind of change in our lives, various thoughts pop into our heads. The important thing is how we deal with these thoughts and we create happy useful thoughts to help the change be a good positive change.
Sometimes our own self doubt can cause hesitation when starting a new job or position. You can’t let this get in your head, you have to be confident that you are a qualified candidate and that will come through in your demeanor. Keep that confidence going in the job, if you didn’t know what you were doing, they wouldn’t have hired you. You can do this! Believe in yourself and everyone else will as well. When we leave somewhere we were comfortable, it is hard to imagine feeling that way again, stay strong. Appreciate what the old job taught you and the friends you made in that previous position. Focus on WHY you made the job change, whether it was entirely your choice or not, you will be able to build a better resume and gain valuable career experience. Focus on the positive you know this job holds.
Several studies show that workers are more productive when they have a friend, or friends, at their workplace. Starting a new job is like going to a new school, just be yourself and remember how awesome you are and you will make friends at the new job as well. The more comfortable you are, the happier you are at work and happiness at work creates more workplace productivity. Once you begin to come into your own, you will continue to thrive and contribute productively to the new workplace.
Once you are settled and have found some happiness in this new environment, enjoy it! This is what you have been working for, this is most likely why you found the new job. Happiness helps the workplace thrive, and it is contagious. If you are happy at work, then you help your coworkers be happy at work as well.
Whatever your reasons were for changing jobs, remember to find the positive, and stay as happy as possible at work. Happy Work Day!