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Starting a new job can be exciting, stressful and can even make you anxious. No matter what it is you’re doing you’re going to want to feel new and fresh while you’re doing it. Maybe your new job is just transferring to another department or you’re making a complete career change. For some women, that can mean a whole new wardrobe, but for others it can mean a new bag or new pair of glasses. If you’re starting a new job, here are a few things you need and might want to look into buying.
Save Your Eyes
If you’re going to be spending a good chunk of your time looking at a computer screen, you might want to invest in a pair of Computer Glasses. They don’t have to be prescription, so if you don’t need glasses regularly, these can still be for you. They work to filter out the blue light that radiates from the screen and consequently causes eye strain and headache. If you ever experienced this at your last job, you know that those headaches really disrupt your productiveness and make you want to do nothing but lay on the couch when you get home. Computer glasses can help minimize that feeling.
There’s never a bad reason to buy yourself a new purse or a new professional bag and a new job is the perfect reason! You’re going to need something that looks professional and matches most of the outfits you’re going to be wearing. Black or beige leather seems to be the safe bet when it comes to a tote you’re going to be dragging along with you to work. Make sure you can fit everything you need in it (laptop, chargers, lunchbox, spare clothes, etc.) You don’t want to look like you’re lugging a suitcase around with you, but you also don’t want to have to carry two bags.
Have Headphones Handy
Unless you plan on socializing during your entire commute and each of your breaks, it’s a good idea to get yourself a pair of reliable headphones. These are perfect for walking through the city in the morning or riding the train on your way home. They come with a little charger pack so you won’t run out of battery when you’re on the go. You never know when that bus traffic is going to double your normal commute, so you might just have to open up the laptop and start working with what you have. If that’s the case, you’re going to need to cancel out the background noise or jump on a conference call. Either way, having a pair of Bose Bluetooth headphones, can come in handy.
Plan The Day
You probably use an app like Google Calendar to organize your life, meetings, lunches, and due dates on projects. It’s pretty handy because you always have it with you and you can easily add in dates or send your plans to other people. It is, however, always a good idea to have a backup plan. It wouldn’t kill you to have a physical planner where you can write in your plans. This way, if you lose your phone or drop it in the toilet, you still have a copy of what you’ve got to get done that week. It’s good for business and it’s good for your sanity.
So you don’t need an entire new wardrobe, but a few new outfits can go a long way. You want to feel fresh and new, after all, the better you look the better you feel, right? Make sure you have a nice blazer and a few new blouses. You also always want to make sure you have a perfect pair of work pants. If you don’t like the pants you’re wearing, you basically already ruined your day.
Go get em’ at your new job!
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