Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking at the best of times. Starting a new job for the first time after graduating from university can be even worse. At least, that’s what I thought!
Leaving the world of studying and freedom to do as I will behind, to enter the world of work which requires you to be awake at 6.45am, five days a week is a terrifying prospect. Even more scary is the unknown. What will my new colleagues be like? What if I make a mistake? What if I can’t keep up with the responsibilities that are asked of me? Entering the office on my first day all my previous concerns disappeared. I was met by someone from the HR department where I was given an induction and the opportunity to meet some of the other new starters. Soon after, I was dropped off to my desk where I met again with my new colleagues that I would be working most closely with. Immediately, I was made to feel extremely welcome. My first week was carefully planned out for me. From classroom sessions to on-the-desk training and trying to memorize and comprehend accountancy buzzwords, I was inundated with a vast amount of knowledge regarding the exciting world of audit. Four weeks into my career at Morgan McKinley and I can confidently say that whilst there is still a lot to learn I have already been provided with everything that I need to pick up the phone and start talking to candidates. The support and encouragement I have received from my colleagues Nicholas Nicou, Josh Rufus and Sinead Byrne has been second to none and I am extremely lucky to have been given the chance to learn from the best. To anyone starting a new job, whether that is at Morgan McKinley, in recruitment, or elsewhere, it really isn’t half as bad as you may think it will be, and in fact is a very thrilling time to start a new chapter in your life. Thankfully I have settled in well at Morgan McKinley and can already see a long and successful career for myself here.