But if you are like most of us, you might be scared about the prospect of a new beginning.
A new job may mean learning to do the same things in a new way, making new connections and having to relate with a new boss.
All these can be nerve cracking.
So how do you start a new job on the right footing? What are the things you need to do to succeed and what are the things you need to avoid at all cost?
This infographic shares some information and tells you all you will need to succeed at your new job.
What to do to help you start on a right foot.
- Make connections: Build relationships with everyone that matters. Say hello to people you met on the elevator, at the cafeteria and anywhere else.
- Ask for feedback: Get feedback from people who matters.
- Set goals and track them: Talk to your boss about your goals and follow up. This is extremely important during the first 90days at work.
- Speak up: Speak up at meetings without being rude.
- Get involved: Get involved in what is going on around the company, your office. But this does not include gossiping
- Ask questions: No sure about something. Ask. Do not take it for granted that things are done in a specific way
- Join the company’s social network: Do the company have a social group. Make sure you join.
- Be involved: Get involved in what is going on around you.
- Be innovative: Do you know of a better way something can be done, then suggest it
- Volunteer for High Project: If there is a high project being implemented, volunteer to be a part of it.
- Learn the industry: Learn the company and the industry jargon.
Every group and team have a lion or sometime lioness who leads the pack. To build connections faster, get into the good book of this leader.
What not to do when starting on a new job.
Be careless: Do not be careless and never take anything for granted. This includes the way you present your work.
Expecting respect and trust immediately: Respect is reciprocal and trust is earned. Do not expect everyone to trust you immediately.
Disregarding existing culture and protocols: Some organization are particular about their culture. Never disregard them.
Comparing your previous employer with your new one: Your new job might turn out not to be exactly what you plan. Do not go about complaining. Rather start planning your exit.
Being over-eager and impatient: Avoid being over-eager and impatient. Things do not fall in place overnight.
Using technology improperly: Company has policies on how people use technology. Learn the rules.
Avoiding your boss: Your boss will determine a lot of things in the wrong run. Earn their trust. Avoiding them no matter the case will not help you.
Now over to you. Share your first job experience with us in the comment.
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