Early Career, Personal

Great Start

It has been a while since I’ve written a career related post, but this week I wanted to take a minute to write about my latest adventure. I’d say it is off to a great start; however, let me give you a quick introduction…

Have you ever walked into an interview and felt the happiness radiating off of the panel? The feeling that you’d want to work with/be friends with everyone in that room? Up until just a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have been able to say so. There’s always one person who seems incredibly engaged in your answers, another who you get an odd vibe from, or maybe the person on the end of the table that you just can’t get a feeling from at all. Never before have I experienced so much warmth and welcome.

Recently, I joined the St. Lawrence College team. I’ll admit it was a pretty awesome start being at an internal conference for two days, but it has not been the workshops and fun that have been the best part – it’s the people. Every single person I have been introduced to has been full of energy. They genuinely welcome you, want to know about you (as a person/previous work), joke with you, and I can’t even tell you how many coffee invitations I have already. It feels right; so incredibly right.

Starting a new job

When you start a job, it’s the little things; it’s the “first-day” tour and the introductions. It’s being welcomed with smiles and having a name badge waiting for you. Frankly, after not having a desk at my last job for almost four months, it was just exciting to know I had somewhere to sit. In my opinion, being welcomed and feeling at home in a new job is the most important aspect of all.

I know it’s new, fresh, and exciting, but it feels so incredibly right. I feel like I am off to a great start and I’m hoping the team feels the same way. While I could go on and on about all of the wonderful things, I just want to do a shout out to my readers that are currently grumbling at my newfound work happiness. If you’re unhappy, unappreciated, commuting too far, or whatever else – don’t stop looking. Don’t think that the grass isn’t greener anywhere else and you should stick it out wherever you are. Chin up, keep looking and know that things will work out for you.

Positive thinking is the greatest power of all. Wish me luck and stay tuned for exciting new updates. Things are looking up! 🙂

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