Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video Feeling overwhelmed in a new job, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
- Here's a promise,…you will feel overwhelmed in your new job.…This is normal.…New people, new environment, new challenges.…And then there's that little voice in your head…that says, I'm not sure if I'm up to this,…what if I can't deliver?…What if they don't like me?…What if they find out I'm faking it…and I'm not as good as I said I was…during the interview process?…Let me tell you a story.…I once hired a woman named Megan as the alumni coordinator…at a college where I worked.…
She was bright, educated,…and well connected with people in the industry…for which our students and alumni were being prepared.…My team signed off on her being hired.…The college had been experiencing some employee turnover…and believe it or not,…Megan had never done alumni relations,…nor worked in higher education,…but I felt that she had what it took…to win at her job.…So I took a leap of faith and so did she.…Imagine her anxiety, new job, new type of work environment,…new boss, employee instability, new team.…
I knew she was scared.…My job was to train her with the help of the team…
Success starts with a good foundation, a great plan, and an attitude of humility—no matter your level of expertise. From there, you learn techniques to integrate with your team, communicate and collaborate effectively, and find mentors at your company. Dr. Austin also helps you cultivate an energetic and focused attitude that will position you for future success.
- Starting with humility
- Communicating effectively
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Bonding with teammates
- Finding mentors
- Learning to give and take