What's The Best Piece of New Job Advice You've Recieved? Go!

/ Monday, October 22, 2012

I've tried not to mention my job too often during the past 4+ years. But there's a big change happening in my life right now and I'd love to share it with you if you're interest: I'm leaving my wonderful job at Food Network Magazine (which I love so dearly!) to become the new Associate Food Editor at Good Housekeeping. I'm a lot more excited-anxious-emotional about the whole thing than I thought I would be. Honestly, I've forgotten what it's like to start a new job! So I'm reaching out to you guys for a little love and guidance :) 

This will be my new office.

This week I'd like to post some of my favorite recipes and memories from Food Network Magazine, as well as some "new job" ideas that are floating around in my head (like a round up of chic office supplies, working girl tips and/or snazzy shoes you can also cook in all day). Eeks! What do you think?

Most important, though, I'd love to hear from you!

1. What's the best "new job" advice you've ever received? Do you have any tips or rituals of your own? 

2. Do you read Good Housekeeping? If so, what do you love about it? And what do you wish were different? 

xoxo — Erin

[Desk photo by Jennifer Kathryn for The Everygirl / Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen photo by Peter Wilson]


  1. I'll start! A lot of people have told me about the "30 Day Rule." Spend your first month with your ears open and you mouth shut—be a sponge and soak in as much as possible. Have you heard the same thing?

  2. I don't know about the 30 Day Rule, but I always say keep your head down for the first couple of weeks. Go with the flow and be your natural, cheery, lovely self and you'll be just fine.

    Also, ask a LOT of questions, especially if there is something you don't know (I feel like earlier in my 20s I always tried to just figure stuff out, which ended up wasting time that I could have saved by asking the first time and doing it right).

    You are already good at your job, they wouldn't have hired you if you weren't, and everyone in the office knows you're new, so embrace it. Enjoy the glow of not knowing everything just yet because the stakes aren't as high!

    I'm so excited for you, I know you are going to do great. Just be yourself!


  3. Brilliant sage advice, as usual, Ashleigh—thank you so very much! You are the sweetest :)

    PS! I promise I'll sign up for a supper club one of these days! What a brilliant idea.



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