January 22, 2020
Congratulations on your new job! You’ve worked hard to get to this point, and it’s time for a little celebration—but don’t take too long reveling in your accomplishment. Once you’ve started at your new job, it’s time to start the next phase of your hard work, and take a few steps to ensure your future success.
Five Things To Do Right Away When You Start a New Job
You can take control of your career when you do the following five things right from the very start. Make plans to incorporate all of the following into your plan during your first month of employment:
Learn what’s expected of you.
This is most easily accomplished by simply asking your new boss. Let him or her know you want to do your very best, so you need to understand your job roles and responsibilities—what does your new boss need you to accomplish to do a good job? Plan to first meet these requirements and eventually exceed them.
Get to know your coworkers.
Getting more familiar and even friendly with those around you will make working much more productive—and fun! Go slowly and don’t be pushy, but be friendly. Say hello, introduce yourself and ask a few simple questions to help break the ice, such as when the person started with the company and what they do in their role. Finding common ground is also helpful, such as a sports team, band or movie you both like.
Find a mentor.
This is someone you can go to with questions, or when you need help or guidance at work. If your boss doesn’t assign you a mentor, ask for one.
Discover the company’s pain points.
This is a more subtle concern that will help you in your future success with the company. But it’s something you can get started on right away. Pay attention to what the company needs, and talent holes you can fill. The more you’re able to help your new company achieve its goals, the better you’ll do.
Follow the company culture.
This is one of the best ways to get assimilated into your new job. Your company’s culture has to do with how people work and communicate. Do people prefer to chat about projects in person, by phone or over email? Is yours a more social work environment, or is everyone quiet and keeps to themselves? Do employees hang out during coffee breaks, lunchtime or after work? Pay close attention to the culture so you can get used to how things work and smooth your transition into your new role.
Need Help Along the Way?
Your recruiter is there for you! He or she wants you to succeed and can help you with any questions or concerns. Also, remember to keep your recruiter in the loop and report back about how your job is going. This is valuable information that will help with future placements.
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