New Job Challenges? Bring ‘Em On
Starting a new job is hard, to put it mildly. You’ve got nerves, high hopes, a thirst to excel, and in the case of one of our readers, a learning curve that includes getting to know the ropes of a whole new place and culture.
Pick a new job challenge below and we’ll tell you what book holds the inspiration you need to conquer it. (Check ‘em all out if you want ALL the inspiration.)
Challenge: Facing a steep learning curve
The book: The Learning Curve by Mandy Berman
This fictional novel about relatable people balancing life and work will remind you that everything comes with a learning curve. To move forward, you need only the confidence that you can handle it. (Precisely how can come later.)
Challenge: New job jitters
The book: Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
With a healthy dose of humor, this fictional novel will help you transform your new-job nerves into laughter.
Challenge: Excelling despite your nerves
The book: Get Out of Your Own Way by Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg
This practical advice compendium will walk you through strategies for overcoming all the persistent behaviors, including nerves and procrastination, that stop people from succeeding.
Challenge: Navigating a new culture
The book: The Art of Leaving by Ayelet Tsabari
This emotional memoir will help anyone navigating a new culture process their feelings of displacement and a desire for home to ultimately connect with something that at least feels like home.
Challenge: Reclaiming your self-esteem
The book: The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery by Brianna Wiest
This probing self-help book will help you transform negative thoughts into thoughts of self-love and empowerment.