you might want to consider joining rdmcandie's noob shell, it's on Lakshmi but if you've just started, it would probably be worth it to reroll. I've never played with him but from his posts on the forum it's clear he's done and seen a lot, and his shell will be focused on helping new players ease into the new state of the game.
What you can expect to see from me,
Groups being formed by myself regularly
Unlocking Job Quests
Level Cap Break Quests
HNM/NM Fights (old and new for experience and progression.)
Spell farming (Blue Mage.)
In addition to,
Understanding game mechanics
Understanding Job fundamentals
Understanding routes to make Gil
and most importantly (I hope)
Many friends who are experiencing this game along with you.