3 Tips to Prepare for a New Job ft Kula Bags

AD- I was gifted a Kula Bag in exchange for review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

Over the past two years, I’ve started two new jobs. The first was at a doctor’s surgery as a receptionist, and the second was my current job working for a University. Preparing for a new job can be daunting, and it’s always difficult to start something brand new.

In this post, Iโ€™ve come up with 3 tips to prepare for a new job- whether this is your first job, or a brand new start!

Sort out your wardrobe

If you’re starting a new job, chances are you’ll need to wear specific clothing. This might range all the way from casual to very smart, and you need to know what your employer expects from you on that first day.

Before you start, try to ask someone what the dress code will be so that you know how to prepare your outfit for the big day.

If you don’t get chance to ask, I think smart casual is always a good tip to prepare for a new job. Have a few outfits ready for your first week, and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get it exactly right on your first day.

Try to create some separation between what you wear to work and what you wear at home (even if you’re working from home) as it should help you create a separate mindset for work and relaxation.

Get in the right mindset

If you’re anything like me, the worst part about starting a job is that feeling that you have no idea what’s going on.

You don’t know who’s who or what’s what, and you feel like a fish out of water. This can make you feel isolated and lost when you first start something new.

So to combat that feeling, try and get in the right mindset about what you’re doing. If this is a job you’re doing because you need the money, understand that it might not be a lifelong career but you’re doing what you need to do. If this is your first step on your chosen career path, accept that new things take time to settle.

Try to think forward a month or so, once you know people’s names and have a routine. Of course, it could be that a certain job just isn’t working for you- in which case you need to do something about it.

But if it’s just a case of first month jitters, try to re-evaluate how you look at your work, and remember it takes time to settle in.

Make sure you have all the essentials

When you are preparing for a new job, it’s important to have all the essentials. This might be new stationery, a notepad, or a bag that fits all your work essentials.

Introducing Kula Bags…

Kula Bags are a fantastic, affordable choice if you’re looking to buy a new bag for your new job! They offer a range of bags and rucksacks and all of their products have a paper-like quality that makes them different from any other bag I’ve seen.

Made out of completely sustainable and vegan materials, these bags are perfect for those looking to reduce their impact on the world.

I love the interesting material used to create these bags, and it is weather-proof and easy to wash. The bags also come wrapped in paper, meaning this company is committed to helping our planet as much as possible.

Kula Bags offer a wide range of different bags to choose from, meaning there’s something for everyone. They have small bags if you’re just popping out with friends, or big rucksacks if you need somewhere to store all your essentials.

They also have laptop sleeves to keep your electronics safe, and small bags that could be used to store make-up.

Brown Kula Bag with the front zipper open and a mask hanging out.

I was very generously gifted the Whitworth rucksack, which is a slightly smaller rucksack- but one that is perfect for keeping all the essentials. When I go to work, I don’t need a huge bag that’s going to get in the way, but I also need a bag that’s going to hold all my work basics, such as my water bottle, notepad, and work ID.

The Whitworth rucksack is the perfect size for that, and I love the unique feel and look of these sustainable bags.

It also means I can easily go from work to meeting friends, as it looks good, and isn’t too bulky like some rucksacks.

Brown Kula Bag hanging on the end of a bed frame. A mask hangs out of the front pocket.

If you’d like to find out more about these sustainable bags and rucksacks, please check out the Kula Bags website. They are such a friendly small business and I really recommend checkong out

What are your tips for preparing for a new job? Do you have any tips for staying calm on your first day in a new job? What do you think of Kula Bags as a way to keep all your essentials safe?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy reading x

41 thoughts

  1. Kula rucksacks look like the perfect choice for an every day rucksack, that isn’t too big but still looks lovely! These are great tips too, I can’t imagine starting a new job now but if I did, I’d definitely take these on board x

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  2. I really love how the rucksack looks and looking at their website I love the whole range! I think having a bag for work is a must to keep all of your essentials! The only tip I would add is be understanding with yourself too, as you said, it’s a new job, new environment and people x

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  3. Specifically the bag you used is of my choice! I like both, her style and her size.I find it really practical and what I need from an everyday bag. Loved the sustainability policy of the company!

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  4. Thank you for the new job tips! I’m hoping to be switching careers next year, so it’s the perfect thing for me to read right now ๐Ÿ™‚ The Kula bags look lovely and it’s great that they’re vegan! x

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  5. Such a cute bag! Love the tips you shared here. The last time I started a new non-remote position, I was so scatter-brained about it all as I was not used to working in an office. I could have used this then and will use it in the future. Lovely post x

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  6. Hey Eleanor, I’ve never heard of these bags but i am in need of a new rucksack and will check them out. I LOVE that they have laptop selves as I always have my laptop with me, thanks for sharing a great post! Alicia

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  7. Starting a new job is so fun yet of course, overwhelming! You’re learning so much and meeting new people right off the bat! I love this kula bag! The colour is fab as I love browns and it’s so nice and simple. You’ve achieved so many amazing things! xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  8. Starting a new job can be so overwhelming but exciting also. I really love these tips. I agree, getting in the right mindset is so important! Cute bag also, love the neutral colour as it means itโ€™ll go with any outfit. Thanks for sharing Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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