Whether you're working in a restaurant or an office there's no denying it, starting a new job can be quite intimidating. I know that adjusting to a new work environment can be difficult. Fortunately, most employers will do their best to make you feel welcome. To make adjusting easier, I've got few tips on how to survive being the newbie at work.
Be positive: Keeping a positive attitude is key. This shows your fellow employees that you're approachable and happy to be working with them. Don't forget to show off those pearly whites.
Be friendly: Get to know your fellow coworkers and make it a point to learn their names. Don't take it personally if some people aren't quick to warm up to you, they'll come around. That being said, it's nice to share a little bit about yourself, but know where to draw the line. There's no need for everyone at your job to know about your pet dog, Sparky, running away when you were six.
Find a focus: If you're having a hard time adjusting to your new job it helps to find a focus. Put your effort into your work and zone in on the things you are really good at.
Make a friend: As the new guy or gal on the scene, you're a hot commodity. There's bound to be a coworker that you connect with, find that person and they'll help you through the newbie struggles.
Beforehand, learn about the company you are joining and see that its culture and values match yours because the welcoming feeling that you get when you start a new job depends on the company's culture.
If being the new worker on the block becomes overwhelming just remember that you were chosen for this position because you have the skills and someone thinks you're perfect for the job. Follow my tips and push though the first few weeks. I guarantee that after a month you'll no longer feel like the new guy in the workplace.