February 16, 2016

5 Things to do Before Starting a New Job

Hello friends!



Yesterday was my first day at the new job. Woohoo! I am so excited about this next chapter in my life, but also realizing it will mean far less time for blogging. Please bear with me while I try and figure out my new blogging schedule without being able to work on the blog while at work...

In the mean time I wanted to share some quick insight on things that might help if you are going through the same transition. It helps if you take some "funemployement" days like I did so you have time to squeeze them in.

Here are 5 things I think help when starting a new job. I tested them all out for you, so I know they work (wink, wink).

1. Get a massage. Let the stresses of the old job, and any anxiety for starting a new one melt away for an hour.

2. Get your hair done. You never get first impressions back, so you want to look your best for your first week of work! Get your color fixed or even just get a trim and style to make you feel good walking in those doors the first day.

3. Take care of those nails. I know I'm sounding shallow on this now, but really, who wants to deal with chipped polish their first week? I know it would stress me out, so I went and treated myself to gels. Now I can feel confident with every handshake. An at-home mani will do the trick too though!

4. Get prepared. Make sure you have all your needed paperwork, know where to go, park and timing for your first day, and have your outfit and everything ready to go. You will feel far less stress the morning of if you have everything prepared.

5. Buy yourself some confidence. Ok, this might be the shallowest of all, but really, I'm all for buying yourself a little something that makes you feel like a million bucks that first day. Maybe it's  a great tote bag to take your paperwork into HR or maybe it's a stunning statement necklace or new heels. Whatever it is that is going to make you feel great - get it. It's first day treat yo' self at it's finest.

Once you've done all that you are ready to take on your first day not only in style, but prepared and ready to take on your new challenge.

Go get 'em ladies. I know I did, peg leg and all!

Cheers!


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15 comments:

  1. I love getting a few new outfits for a new job. Good luck, I know you are going to do great!!!!

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  2. These are all great ideas for the new job.

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  3. I love all these tips. You're right- and they're not shallow-, feeling great on Day 1 is super important! I actually took TWO weeks off between my old job and this one... but I also got married and went on a honeymoon and moved in with my husband in those two weeks. Lol.

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  4. I bought myself some new work shirts with my Kohl's coupons last weekend and I'm loving it. It makes me feel pretty, oh so pretty.. lol.

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  5. All great tips! I hear you on having to figure out a new blogging schedule. I went thru that too! Your office looks swanky as hall though! Get it girl!

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  6. Love these tips! I'm so for a mani pedi to boost my confidence!

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  7. These are great tips and I'm happy you were able to take them all for a test drive! I think us ladies need to do all of that stuff anyway with the change of the season, not just the new careers :) Wishing you the best with figuring out how to intertwine blogging into your new schedule!

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  8. Not shallow on any of them - feeling and looking the part is part of the job!

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  9. Number 5 is necessary! Half the fun of a new job is getting new clothing to make your first day a success :) Love this post! Congrats on the new job!

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  10. Great tips! I am making a career change soon and definitely feel like a massage will be the best thing ever prior.

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  11. These tips are awesome, glad you got to treat yourself before the new job!!

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  12. I love these and agree with all of them! They're even good tips to make ANY day better!

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  13. I love the idea of buying yourself some confidence...always a good thing to have an excuse to buy a new bag!

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  14. Yay!! Congratulations on your first day xxx I love the idea of making sure you're all prepped - the hair, the clothes, and all that totally go with it!

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