Now that you've got the job you may be thinking of how you can prove yourself and show your boss that they made the right decision by hiring you. Well, I totally understand because one of the biggest challenges I always face when I am the new gal in town is being worried that I won't meet the professional expectations of my boss and my new team members.
The truth is, a lot of people face similar struggles at a new job. It's completely normal to want to do your best and show your peers what you're made of. That's actually a quality you should be proud of, just don't let it get the best of you.
To help you overcome challenges like this, I have put together a few tips that I found to be helpful.
Just relax: I know what you're thinking "that's easier said than done," and you may be right. But it's vital that you don't let your nervousness get you distracted. Your best bet in these types of situations is to take a deep breath and stay focused. Before you know it, you'll be showing your coworkers just how skilled you are and your fears will wash away.
Be confident: Confidence is key. Think about it like this, your supervisor wouldn't have hired you if they didn't think that you have the skills that it takes to meet the challenges that are thrown your way. Now it’s time for you to work hard and believe in yourself, before you know it everything else will fall into place and not only will you be meeting expectations but you'll be exceeding them.
Give your all: The best way to meet expectations is to know what is expected of you and put all of your energy into the challenges that are sent your way. Don't let your nervousness distract you, just stay focused and work hard. This will prove that hiring you was the right decision.
Keep in mind that your coworkers were once new too and they’ll understand what it’s like to be the newbie. You may be surprised by just how willing everyone is to help out.
By keeping all of these things in mind you will be able to shake off any insecurities you may have and exceed expectations.