Being the "New Guy"

Posted by Amy Jaimes on Aug 27, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Am I showing up at the right time? When do I eat lunch? Am I doing this right?

I always have mixed emotions when starting a position at a new office. It can be intimidating because you do not know what to expect right away. You don’t know how people will perceive you and if you will be accepted. It’s like being the new kid in school. You might find yourself with your head down waiting for the nicest person in class to approach you to put you at ease.

At Hub, that was not the case for me.

I found that after the initial meet and greet at Hub, talking with my new coworkers helped me feel instantly comfortable. I am lucky to work with great people that helped me realize that I shouldn’t be nervous, and accepted me right away! They have been supportive and helped me succeed as the “new kid”

Another factor I have found very important when starting a new job is to not be afraid to ask questions. The first few days can be a blur and feel difficult to keep up with what is going on around you. It helps to see what others are doing, and try and learn from them. It’s always a good idea to talk with your coworkers and see if they have a more efficient way of doing things. Not knowing how to do something drives me crazy. I try and learn quickly so I can take off running with a project. But I know it will take some time and effort to get into a routine and know the expectation for projects. In a small office, I found that learning from others and not being afraid to ask questions has helped me find a routine that works for me!  

The environment at Hub also helped my transition into the office. The bright colored walls and lava lamps on every desk helped me relax and feel excited about my new adventure at Hub Recruiting. I know my friends envy me when I say how great it is here and how much I enjoy going into work. Especially when people bring their dogs into the office! Even as the new person at Hub Recruiting, my opinions and thoughts were valued right away and we work together to make our small office even more spectacular.


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