Technology To Ease First Job Jitters

Tools to calm the nerves of starting a new position.

By Laura Merritt on September 9, 2013

The symptoms may appear as nausea or cold sweats, but this affliction is not the flu or a cold – it’s first job jitters. A mixture of excitement and apprehension, first job jitters are to be expected in any career situation, but professionals can use wireless technology to ensure they don’t stick around long.

Keeping a healthy routine is a proven way to manage stress and boost energy to tackle the workday. The FitBit One Wireless activity Plus Sleep Tracker helps young professionals monitor their fitness, sleep activity and caloric intake to stay fit, rested and calm. The device tracks steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed, as well as how long and well one sleeps. The device can wake up the user with a silent alarm.

In the office, staying organized is the key to staying sane – and impressing the boss. Organizational apps to keep on top of tasks include Evernote which lets users take notes, create to-do lists and record voice reminders, and Organizer, which enables users to record events, create diagrams, insert pictures or maps or enter contacts. Beyond finding a job, the LinkedIn app is useful for new-hires to follow company news and connect with coworkers.

Smartphones and tablets help to stay on top of projects at the office and increase productivity on-the-go. The HTC One features HTC BlinkFeed, enabling users to stream content to a desktop homescreen, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and S Pen make taking notes easy, allowing users to quickly share summaries with colleagues. 

While first job jitters are certainly not unusual, having the right tech tools can arm new workers with the information and confidence they need to start off their careers on the right foot.