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New Job Quotes About This Pivotal Career Moment

Starting a new job can be exciting and scary, and these new job quotes capture all the emotions you might feel.

Sometimes, we choose to leave our old jobs and seek new and better opportunities. Other times, you might lose a job you liked and need a new one.

Whatever the reason, finding a new job, or creating your own through entrepreneurship, can be just the life-changing thing you were looking for. You might have a few questions like, “How do I announce my new job on social media?”

These quotes will give your post a little flare! When posting a new job to social media, feel free to share your excitement about the new position and company. You might also want to take a moment and reflect on lessons learned in your previous role.

You might also want to tag any colleagues or managers that were especially meaningful to you. This includes anyone you feel like helped mentor you into the person you are today! These inspirational new job quotes will help you find the right words.

Keep reading for more about how to start off your new job on the right foot!

Don’t forget to also check out these quotes about new beginnings and starting fresh.

Funny new job quotes

1. “If your new job were a person, he would feel lucky to have you. Congratulations.” — Unknown

2. “Here’s to your new job and no one finding out how much you lied on your application.” — Unknown

3. “Your previous employer’s gain is your new employer’s loss. Congrats on your new job.” — Unknown

4. “And now… You’re hired! You did amazing and paint the town red! Good luck with your new job!” — Unknown

5. “May your new job make you a billionaire so that we can party at your expense. Congrats.” — Unknown

6. “The most important part of starting a new job is identifying which coworker to blame my lack of productivity on.” — Unknown

7. “Good luck with your new job. May I suggest you go to lunch with people this time and pretend you like them?” — Unknown

8. “Now that you have a job, you can pay back all your debts. I only accept cash. Congratulations on the new job, bro!” — Unknown

9. “Good luck with your new job and dealing with a brand new batch of less attractive women who will be perpetually jealous of you.” — Unknown

10. “The unspoken secret to success is to master the art of delegating work and pretending to look busy. Congratulations on your new job.” — Unknown

Inspirational new job quotes

11. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

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12. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” — Babe Ruth

13. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” — Sam Levenson

14. “A new job is like a blank book and you are the author.” — Unknown

15. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen

16. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” — Steve Jobs

17. “Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.” — Hamilton Holt

18. “By doing, you become employable. It doesn’t matter what the job is; by working, you learn new things, meet new people and are exposed to new ideas.” — Kate Reardon

19. “Every single job is a challenge. You are walking into a new set, a new character, creating a world and trying to get comfortable to do your best work.” — Felicia Day

20. “Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, but it’s also exciting. You’re embarking on a new future, positioning yourself to write a fresh story on a clean slate.” — Adena Friedman

Motivating new job quotes

21. “To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.”  Pearl S. Buck

22. “A new job is not a new beginning. It is a path to create a new ending.” — Unknown

23. “It’s simple arithmetic: Your income can grow only to the extent that you do.” — T. Harv Eke

24. “I still get the jitters every time I start a new job! I love it—makes you feel alive.” — Camille Guaty

25. “Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interests you.”  Leigh Steinberg

26. “Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.” — Brian Tracy

27. “Far and away, the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

28. “There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.”  Nelson Mandela

29. “When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.”  Eileen Cadd

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30. “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”  William Patten

Congratulations on new job quotes

31. “Congratulations on your new dream job!” — Unknown

32. “All the best for your new job, and well done!” — Unknown

33. “Well done for landing your amazing new role.” — Unknown

34. “Good luck with your new job! Hope you enjoy it.” — Unknown

35. “Well done on your new role! I know you’re going to do great.” — Unknown

36. “Wishing you the best and plenty of success in your new job.” — Unknown

37. You did it! Congrats on the new role, you’re going to do great.” — Unknown

38. “I’m so happy for you! Well done on getting your amazing new job!” — Unknown

39. “Don’t mess this u—I mean, I’m sure you’re going to smash it, well done!” — Unknown

40. “Congratulations on your new job, and good bloody luck to your new colleagues.” — Unknown

New job quotes about life

41. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius

42. “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” — Sonia Ricotti

43. “Life is short. Work somewhere awesome.” — Unknown

44. “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Mark Twain

45. “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” — Philip Green

46. “Starting a new job is always scary, or at least for me, it’s always scary. It’s like the first day of school.” — Sean Maher

47. “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.” — Michael Nolan

48. “When suddenly you find yourself on the wrong highway, perhaps it’s time for a new job, or some new friends. It’s your life – live it.” — John Avery

49. “Today, I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a brand new chapter in my life.” — Unknown

50. “I think for anybody, regardless of what industry you work in, when you get a new job, and it’s progressive in terms of your career, that is one of the best feelings in the world.” — Will Poulter

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New Job Quotes To Motivate and Inspire You

51. “I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.” — Jon Stewart

52. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” — Aristotle

53. “I got a new job.” Patch locked eyes with me, and I warmed in a lot of places. In fact, I was dangerously close to feverish.” — Becca Fitzpatrick

54. “It’s time to start living the life we’ve imagined.” — Henry James

55. “The time to look for a new job is when you don’t need one. The time to switch jobs is before it feels comfortable.” — Seth Godin

56. “The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

57. “Every dollar released from taxation that is spared or invested will help create a new job and a new salary.” — John F. Kennedy

58. “A career is a series of ups and downs, of comebacks.” — Steve Guttenberg

59. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser

60. “Work to become, not to acquire.” — Elbert Hubbard

Starting off your new job on the right foot

Everyone should have the opportunity to do a job that inspires them and fills their lives with meaning. If you aren’t doing that, then maybe looking for a new job is just what you need to brighten your day!

These tips will help you start off on the right foot at your new job. The first step is easy to do in this informational age—learn about your new company. What is their history? What does their culture look like? Hopefully, you did some of this during the interview stage, but before you start is a good time to take a deeper dive.

Next, show up with a positive attitude on your first day. Let your new team see and feel how excited you are to be joining them. It is ok to be nervous, but try to keep any negativity to a minimum.

Finally, be willing to learn and listen. Accepting feedback is an important part of both. No one expects the new person to know everything, so be open to when others try to help you!

Good luck with the new job! You can share your favorite new job quotes and sayings with us in the comment section below.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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