3 Tips for Succes in Your New Job
So you have just landed your new job and the new job nerves are starting to surface. Whether this is an internship, a fresh graduate role or a new executive position mid-way through your career, getting some early points on the board is critical.
Tip 1 – Introduce Yourself to Everyone
When you start a new job and depending on the size of the company you have a whole bunch of new people to get to know and for them to get to know you. Like moving to a new town this is a fantastic opportunity to present your best self to a bunch of new people who could turn into future friends and will become part of your professional network. Saying hello and introducing yourself to everyone is a good skill to know and finding people you “instantly connect” with can be a great resource in your new job.
Tip 2 – Accelerate Your Knowledge
As you start your new role the more knowledge you can accumulate and the quicker the better. Spend time learning about your new company’s products and or services and also getting to know the company structure, the different managers and senior executives. The more you know the better prepared you are to hit the ground running in your new job.
Tip 3 – Secure some Easy Wins
Talk to your new colleagues and supervisor and find out what their main problems are. If you can help others solving the problems they are having you will become an integral part of the team very quickly. Get involved and help out, remember in a new role no task or duty should be ignored and the quicker you can add value to the company the quicker you will feel part of the team and be accepted by your new work colleagues. Remember workplaces are a minefield of relationships and company cultural norms and the more you can do to help others and get some early wins the easier it will be to figure out what is really go on in your new company. From helping the receptionist change the water bottle, to opening the door for colleagues, or sending a thank you note to a colleague who is helping you find your feet. Al these little gestures are remembered and appreciated and can help you quickly develop professional relationships in your new company.