Fear is something we all have to live through in life and overcome. In our careers, fear can be brought by career changes, transitions and even new trends to the business. If you find yourself in a new position or a work environment, you are expected to adjust immediately and keep up with the changes. For some, this can be nerve-wracking, especially if they fear speaking to other people.

If you need tips in helping you overcome your fear of changing jobs, here are some tips you can try:

Understand Your Fear

The first step in conquering any fear is by understanding it. Fear is an excellent motivator for people to do their best in being better, which is why it is best to understand it rather than fear resolving it.

Ask yourself why you fear changing jobs, discuss the pros and cons and create steps to overcome the risks that may happen in the future.

Engage With Your Fears

While going back to your routine can help you reduce some stress, it doesn’t mean it will easily help you adapt to your new situation.

To help you out with your fears, try activities that will help you become more open to your new environment and experience. Once you switch careers and get a lot of practice dealing with your fear, it will be easier to adjust to your new environment.

Change Is Constant, And Both Failure And Weakness Can Be Positive

Aside from recognising your fear and finding ways to deal with it, it would help if you remembered that change is an inevitable part of life. Even if your routine has been going on for a while, there will come a time that it will need to change to match with the environment you are in.

You will need to try new things to adjust your routine and adapt to the current environment. Even if something goes wrong, you can use the experience to conceptualise new ways to improve yourself.

Look At New Opportunities That May Catch Your Interest

You can also deal with your fear by researching your new work environment and finding opportunities to know your teammates.

You can check social media sites like LinkedIn to reach out to your new community or review company review sites to learn about the company you will be working for and how it operates.

Employees of the company can be a good source of information regarding what you can expect once you join the company.

Ask Your Support System

It can be tough to bear your worries on your own because when the pressure becomes too much, you may end up blowing up.

Please speak to the people close to you, like your family, friends or even colleagues and let them know about your fears. They may be able to give you insightful advice and an outlook you may not have considered before.

It is normal to experience fear when about to experience something new. But, instead of fearing it, you should find ways to overcome it because you will be missing out on many things. Try the tips we listed above, and we are sure your fear will be chipped away slowly until you can adjust to your new job.

Changes in life can be pretty scary, especially if you are leaping into the unknown. However, this shouldn’t stop you from achieving your dream job. Here are ways to grab that dream job within your reach:
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Can’t Find Your Dream Job? My 5 Solutions For You

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8 replies on “Conquering Your Fear of Changing Jobs

  1. From Dune:
    “Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.”

    And more realistically, Jesus said, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul… Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:28-31

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  2. Lol, I’ve changed not just jobs, but entire careers so many times, and yet I still find it unnerving every time I make a switch. WFH has changed the way I see the working world though, and when my next interview or job change occurs, I’ll definitely go through another round of anxiety. Good thing is, I know it’ll all turn out all right in the end, and that’s what matters. Anyway, thanks for this post, Kally!

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