Starting a new job remotely? Here's how I did it

Starting a new job is daunting at the best of times, but in the current climate it is even more so.

Mid-way through my final year, I was offered my dream role as a Content Assistant, crafting website copy and writing blogs and articles to raise the company’s profile. I was extremely excited about starting work in the summer.

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When it became apparent that my start date would be pushed back to the autumn, I became increasingly anxious and apprehensive at the prospect of starting the position remotely.

I worried about all manner of things. I worried about not having access to a work computer or my work email account, and about my colleagues not being the other side of a desk if I had any questions, to name just two.

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With my university assignments complete, I slowly came to the realisation that it wasn’t worth fretting about things beyond my control. After all, I couldn’t control lockdowns or office closures any more than the next graduate could.

I needed to focus on what I could control: preparing for my graduate job. Click the arrow below to see which steps I took to prepare for my new role.

Step 5: Reflect on your achievements

You’ve recently graduated and secured your first job. Being in a position to start your career is something you’ve previously dreamed about.

Take a moment to reflect on your achievements and recognise how much you have accomplished. Jot these down in the box alongside.

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