New Job Jitters

Dean Benson
5 min readFeb 4, 2024

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Boy, do I have the “new job jitters” big time! Some of you know, I am starting a new position in sales at a used car dealership, Monday. So, I decided to do some research about how I am feeling, and here is what I found out. I feel much better, still nervous, but more like “chomping at the bit” to get started.

Starting a new job can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. It’s a time filled with anticipation for the opportunities that lie ahead but also fraught with the anxiety and fear of beginning in an unfamiliar environment. Whether it’s concern over making a good first impression, worry about meeting performance expectations, or simply the fear of the unknown, these feelings are a common part of the career journey for many. This blog post aims to shed light on the nature of new job fear, exploring it and offering good solid strategies for overcoming them. By understanding and addressing these emotions head-on, you can turn your new job jitters into a source of strength and confidence. (I did)

Understanding New Job Anxiety

New job fear stems from an aversion to the unknown. These emotions are natural responses to change, (especially for someone like yours truly, with a bit of O.C.D.) signaling our brain’s instinct to prepare for some challenges. Anxiety often manifests as a persistent worry about future events, such as how well we will perform in our new…

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Dean Benson

Long time married, 2 daughters, (I don't scare easily) On Air Personality SKY7music.com Middays the "Only Classic Rock Channel"