Getting a new gig can be both exciting and frightening. New experiences, a better paycheck or a change of scenario—or all three–are always good when it comes to career advancement, but these things can also come with fear of the unknown as well as other challenges such as making new friends, getting used to a new routine or total culture shock.
If you have the new job blues, here are a few suggestions from Brazen Careerist to help you cope and transition with ease:
- Join professional organizations.
- Reach out to local members of your alma mater.
- Take part in a new hobby.
Separate work and play.