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Successful Job Transitions, III: Starting a New Job

Find your way ahead of time

Take a trial run to work so you know the route and can create a Plan-B before you actually need one. Knowing you are prepared for unforeseen snags will help you maintain a "psyched up" state for your first day.

It will also help you on day 147 when your bus is swallowed up by a sink hole.