New Job Sayings and Quotes

To love what you do for a living is a privilege few are fortunate to have. Changing careers can put you on the fast track to upgrading your life. Get motivated to pursue your dreams with the list of wise and insightful new job quotes below.


The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.     

John Ruskin

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy     

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And suddenly you know...It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.     

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Full employment does not mean literally no unemployment; that is to say, it does not mean that every man and woman in the country who is fit and free for work is employed productively every day of his or her working life ... Full employment means that unemployment is reduced to short intervals of standing by, with the certainty that very soon one will be wanted in one's old job again or will be wanted in a new job that is within one's powers.     

William Henry Beveridge

I lost my job. No, I didn't really lose my job. I know where my job is ... it's just that when I go there, there's this new guy doing it.     

Bobcat Goldthwait

Researchers at Harvard say that taking a power nap for an hour in the afternoon can totally refresh you. They say by the time you wake up you'll feel so good, you'll be able to start looking for a new job.     

Jay Leno

In the early days of your new job, keep an open mind. Suspend reaction, don't make assumptions and judgments, or jump to conclusions about systems, people, or projects.     

Frances Kay

Once lay down the rule that the job comes first, and you throw that job open to every individual... who is able to do that job better than the rest of the world.     

Dorothy L. Sayers

I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.     

Jane Austen

The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.      

Philip Roth

When you're new, you have about a two-week grace period in which coworkers will cheerfully answer any inane question you throw at them. Take advantage of this time now and use it to your benefit. Later on, they may not be so charitable.     

Emily Bennington, Skip Lineberg

If you want to change your career or find a new job, you shouldn't say, "I am happy at my job," - you should say, "I am capable of making positive changes."     

Becca Anderson

An important part of any job is to continue to creat value for your employer in the same way as you positioned your skills when you first applied. You should from time to time review the position description and the resume you tweaked for it. The alignment between the two documents represents the value the company looked to create when it filled the position. Your new job is to create that value or its equivalent, over and over again.     

R. Holland

New leaders are facing three emotional roadblocks when they are starting a new job, especially after they've been laid off. They know the stakes are extremely high and don't want to be in the job market again. So they become risk averse- and could ultimately get fired for being ineffective. Or they go back to old behaviors that may or may not have worked for them before but are completely inappropriate to their new jobs. Or they completely overcompensate for their self-doubt and behave too forcefully and aggressively in their new one.     

Mark Walztoni

Whenever you start a new job, take on a new role, or join a new organization, it's your responsibility to make yourself a useful part of the team and prove your value. The burden lies with you to make the most of your new role and to become an indispensable part of your team or organization.     

Jodi Glickman

We want our people to be the best at hiring great management... To do this well you need to get the kind of commitment you have in a first career, not a second one.      

Armstrong International

​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

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

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

Whenever you start a new job, it's always a bit daunting, the unknown.     

Graham Potter

I'm constantly learning with each new job, especially about people, which is important for playing characters.     

Jodie Comer

Sometimes when general managers get a new job, they clean house and start over and rebuild and get the players they want in there.     

Paul Pierce

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

Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are either motivated or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you’ll be stuck with whoever’s left.     

Simon Sinek

At one point I took on a new job, and I just didn't have time to do anything but work.     

Sharon Olds

The only reason you should move to a new job is if you are not getting the opportunity to do what you want to do and what you believe you can do.      

Lee Clow

Every time you start a new job, you're starting from the beginning again and it's terrifying. And you feel like you're going to be fired and told to go home and never to darken the doors of these people ever again.      

Emily Mortimer

There's always anxiety when you start a new job, you're the one guy who doesn't know where the ketchup is.     

Jon Stewart

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.     

Charles Kettering

Being a new employee... it's like picking up a screenplay and starting to act your part, only it's Act Three and you have not been in Acts One or Two.     

Carol Clark