You are excited about your new job but you took one good look around your office and now you are unsure about new job. You are probably overthinking things and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed with the new job responsibilities.
Here’s how not to panic if you are unsure about new job:
When that impostor syndrome engulfs you that you lied your way to this new job, remind yourself that someone really wanted you there. You made your way to this office through multiple interviews. You have earned this. Think deep and hard why you are there before you doubt yourself again.
The New Guy Syndrome
When you join a new job, one of the biggest hurdles that you face is adapting to the work culture and if it fits your personality. More often, people feel unsure about new job because they don’t seem to fit in. You are too quick to join one group over the other.You don’t give enough chance to all the people in the work space and that creates a void. The best way you can cope with this situation is to just avoid all the coteries altogether. Don’t engage yourself in any gossip. Mingle with one group one day and the other group another day and keep them guessing which side you are on. This would also make things easier for you.
Your new job catfished you
Catfishing is defined as the act of fooling someone by providing misleading and often completely false information keeping them in the dark. One of the major reasons people feel unsure about new job is because they feel that the new job is nothing like what they expected to be. Often, it happens that we have this crazy notion of the job profile that doesn’t match with the reality. Sometimes, people get really catfished by the job when they arrive at the first day of their new job and realise it’s not at all what you were told. In that situation, the best way is to talk to the manager directly and raise your concerns before you decide to leave.
Give another chance
You have accepted this great new position and you are excited to join at your first day at a job. Before you jump the gun on your new job, give it another chance. Most of the time things don’t turn out to be exactly as we expected and it’s true for jobs as well. Realise that your idea of the job matches with what exactly it is and would entail. Until you do that, you would feel unsure about new job. Give it a chance, try getting involved in team activities, take initiative on the new projects. You would realise that as you get more involved you realise its potential and feel more at home. Remember, it takes some time before you feel settled and feel less unsure about new job.
One of the major reasons you feel unsure about new job is that you overthink things. As the new guy, you might feel that you are leaving ‘too early’ while people are still sitting at their desks. If you are done for the day and nothing urgent really relies on your presence, you are free to leave. You overthink a lot of things when you join recently and that takes a toll on you. You start feeling unsure about new job and second-guessing your decision whether you are the right fit for the company.
Whenever in doubt, take a minute to relax and rethink things before you make any major move. Give it some time to feel settled at your new job.
(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Energy Dais.)