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What to Do When You Don’t Get Trained on a New Job

You just got a new job and are excited to see what the first day brings. But once there, you realize that things aren’t as organized as you thought they’d be. You were introduced to your team, but then your manager just started to assign things to you. You didn’t get any formal training on how the company works or how to use certain programs or devices. What do you do?

Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. Although companies should have new employee onboarding to train new hires on how the company and their position works, there isn’t always time set aside for that. Some companies just throw you in the deep end and hope you learn how to swim. Here’s how to find your way without a life preserver. (more…)

Making an Impression Your First Day on the Job

Interviews can be intimidating, but your first day on the job can sometimes seem even more daunting. You don’t know any of your co-workers and haven’t found out the details of your day-to-day responsibilities.

But it’s vital to work through the nerves. Making a good first impression (to both your co-workers and your manager) is very important. Dollar Shave Club held a study of 2,000 people and observed that, upon meeting a person, 69% formed a first impression before the individual even spoke.

In addition, hiring and training a new employee is expensive. Glassdoor discovered the average company spends approximately $4,000 to hire a new worker, while The 2017 Training Industry Report found that about $1,886 was spent to train each employee. You want to show your manager that they made the right choice. Here’s how. (more…)

Negotiating Pay for a New Job

You don’t hate your job. You like the company, your co-workers are great, and you’ve learned a ton. But one day you realize there are few opportunities for advancement. Something inside of you is restless, which might mean it’s time to explore other opportunities with a new company or job.

You hit the online job search and end up interviewing. Eventually, you get a job offer and the question of salary comes up: given that you have a good deal of experience, you want to make sure you get the salary you’re worth. But how exactly do you figure out that number? Here’s our advice. (more…)

Question of the Month: Will You Find a New Job in 2020?

A new year comes with new resolutions, and for many that can include finding a new job or embarking on a new career.

The economy is doing well in general, but what does that mean for you specifically? Finding a new job can be tough—there are plenty of hurdles that come with finding a new job, from family obligations and retooling your resume to competing with other job seekers and researching new companies.

To better provide you with useful content, we want to know what you think your job search will be like in 2020. Let us know by voting in our poll!

Do you have anything else to say about the job search in 2020? Let us know in the comments section below!

Is it Normal to Dread a New Job?

You’ve accomplished a major goal; why aren’t you happy?

You nailed the interview and got a job offer for a great position. So, everything should feel great! But it doesn’t.

You’re anxious. Not sure if you’re the right person for the job, not certain you’ll be able to handle all the responsibilities you signed up for.

A clinical research paper published in the Journal of Behavioral Science estimated that 70% of the population has experienced this feeling, known as imposter syndrome, so you’re not alone.

As noted by NBC News, psychologist Dr. Renee Carr defines those who experience imposter syndrome as “male and female achievers who are psychologically uncomfortable with acknowledging their role in their success.”

Here are a few tips on dealing with imposter syndrome when it comes to a new job.

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Is It Okay to Quit Your New Job?

You thought you got your dream job but it turned out to be a nightmare. Can you quit?

You researched a company and loved what you read. You get through the interview and learn about killer benefits, your own parking space, and free food on Fridays. When you get the job offer, it’s a no brainer—you say yes.

But then the situation sours. Maybe it’s a poor relationship with your boss. Perhaps your coworkers loved the guy or gal you replaced and sort of resent you (that’s not the way Barry did it). Or you just get buried in work, have a cubicle in the basement (or workstation deep down the line), and kind of forget what sunlight looks like.

Whatever the reason, it’s bad, and you want to quit. But can you do that without damaging your career? It depends. Ask yourself these questions.

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