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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

5 Ways To Stay Confident When Starting A New Job (as a Woman)

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You have to meet new people, learn new ways of doing things, and you want to make a good impression in your new role. So stay confident when starting a new job with these tips.

Dress Appropriately And Comfortably

When you're in a professional environment, you need to look presentable. But it can knock your confidence when you don't know what to wear. First, always dress appropriately. It's unlikely you will make friends with mini skirts and cleavage tops exposing your underwear. Remember, the most comfortable bras are the best ones, and they're there to support you. Not show off the goods. If you are unsure about what to wear in a professional, ask a female colleague or look around at what other women wear. But don't be afraid to express yourself either.

Hit The Ground Running

When you get hired for a job, you are hired for a reason. You are hired because your employer believes you are the best out of possibly hundreds of people. That alone should give you a massive confidence boost. Especially if you plan a particularly challenging role. So, while you impress your boss in the interview, keep the momentum going when you start. To hit the ground running, approach your tasks with a positive attitude. And always meet deadlines. Finishing before a deadline is great, but make sure the work is done right and not rushed.

Stay Confident When Starting A New Job With A Relaxed Attitude

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can take up to 18 months to feel comfortable in a new role. You don't know anyone, you are expected to perform well, and you may not have developed some skills yet. But approaching your new job tense and awkward, colleagues will perceive you like this. Additionally, you are likely to make mistakes in your work if you cannot relax. As a result, your performance will plummet, and your confidence will be shaken to almost non-existence. The knock-on effects trouble with your boss and not coming to work.

Remember Why You Are There

It's all well and good making friends at work, but it's not who you are there. You are there to do a specific job. And this is expected of you. If you fail to meet the standards you were hired for, you will be terminated. So keep your confidence by remembering why you are there. Doing a good day's work is fantastic for your confidence, boosting serotonin. There's nothing like the feeling of knowing you did a great job at work. And when you perform well at work, you get noticed. And that means career advancement. That's the drive you need. Everything else is a bonus.

Don't Shy Away From Colleagues

Of course, working hard doesn't mean you should shy away from colleagues. In fact, it's better to do the opposite. Approach co-workers as if you have known them all your life. Positivity and confidence beget themselves. If you don't engage with those around you at work, you risk becoming someone no one ever talks to. Further, try to engage with shy colleagues and offer guidance and support. Everyone you work with is a potential friend. You can contribute to making your workplace better for everyone by lifting those around you.


Starting a new job is frightening for almost everyone. But you can keep your confidence up by dressing correctly, beginning with enthusiasm, and engaging with colleagues.

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