NEW JOB

IMG_0705Today is the first day of my new job as marketing coordinator. I am scared. I feel like I have some how cheated my was into this job and now I don’t know what to do. It’s terrifying.

I haven’t switched jobs many times in my life, and this is the first job that is relevant to my education. My first grown up job. I need to stop doubting myself. I need to trust that they know what they were doing when they decided to hire me. The problem is that for the first time I want to succeed. That is what makes this feel all the more overwhelming. What have I got myself into?

I GOT THE JOB

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So I got one of the jobs I applied for. I am now a Maketing Coordinator for the biggest theater production agencies in Norway. Fucking crazy.
Now I am scrabling about trying to figure out what I don’t know but need to know before I start this job.
I am so happy but so scared. Can I do this job? What if I fail? What if this isn’t the right career path for me?

I doubt I am alone in feeling this way, at my age, just stepping into the job market FOR REAL. A propper job, with propper wages, with a ton of responsibilities and talented coworkers.

Trying har to focus on the fact that they DID hire me, and that must mean that I am capable and likeable. Having career self esteem is difficult when, like me, you have been struggeling to get into the job market.

So here are a list of things that might help:

  • Set up a couple of meetings with your new boss to get to know the workspace and get an overview of what you will be working on the first week.
  • Try to learn a bit morw about the company and fine tune your relevant skill set.
  • Get to know you co-workers. Nothing is better than someone at the office having your back.
  • Buy new office stationary.
  • Plan you first day outfit.
  • Start your new bedtime rutine at least one week in advance so you don’t get super tired on you first day.
  • Bring something personal to you workspace to make it more your own.
  • Be patient, it always takes time to get the hang of a new job.

    Hope this helps, and share any tips you might have!