Ouch. We’ve all been there. Everyone’s experienced a time when they’ve said or done something cringe-worthy. While it might feel even more life-ending if you make a bad first impression at a new job, we’re here to reassure you. It’s fine. You’re not alone. This probably isn’t the last embarrassing thing you’ll do.
Here’s our guide on how to recover from a bad impression at a new job. Some of it you may already know, but sometimes hearing it from someone else helps you actually believe it. If this doesn’t help you feel a little better and get over the incident, we included a little treat at the end to help you practice a little bit of self care.
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So, here you are. Moments after the incident — the thing you told yourself you wouldn’t do but did anyway. Maybe it’s a wardrobe malfunction, a fudged name, or freezing up when asked a question you know the answer to. We all have different definitions of a bad first impression and different gut reactions to how we want to recover from it.
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