Starting a new job is like starting a new era of your life, it’s a place you’ll find yourself most of the week and can directly contribute to happiness and fulfillment in your life. Be that as it may, while you may have been lucky enough to have been chosen for your new role, it is also important to remember that you don’t quite have it in the bag yet.
There are still a few things you need to do to make sure you are making a good impression, after all, these next three months will likely be the most important in your entire time with your new job. Here are a few ways you can succeed in your new career.
Ask questions, but don’t push too much
You want to be keen on finding out more about the company you work for, and you want to appear to be doing so as well. Ask questions, about the people, the structure and so on, but don’t seem like you’re pushing too hard. One great way of doing this is by getting to know your colleagues and finding out how the company your working for runs. This will give you an insight into the level of expectations required of you, where you fit in on the broader scale and, best of all, you’re making work pals and are seen to be sociable.
Keep a friendly demeanor
If you’re more approachable, then people will want to talk to you more. Keep the conversation on them, that way, you will learn more about them, and it feels like you’re getting to know each other. If you can think up some casual and friendly questions, then you’ll be onto a winner. Your bosses will notice that you’re making a good impression with the rest of the team.
Use some of your spare time
While one of the perks of the job is that you might get a whole hours lunch, don’t make it look like you’re taking advantage of everything on offer. In your interview, you made an impression that you were going to be an asset and a hard worker, and while after the first month or so it might feel tiring, the more you show dedication, the better it looks. This means arriving slightly early, taking less of a lunch break and maybe even staying a little later.
If you pay attention to what is where then the more comfortable you will become. Sometimes it can get a little awkward if you have to keep asking where they store the staples, and this can get a bit irritating. So, take your time in getting to know your surroundings, this way your team will feel that you are more comfortable where you are, making your transition in the office more straightforward and more relaxing for everyone.
Ask for a review of your progress
Sometimes we may be doing things we didn’t even know were a little off-piste, so asking your boss for a review of your work in total is an excellent way of ironing out the creases. It is also a great way of showing that you’re genuinely dedicated to improving and making your career there work.
Whatever job you’re in, it is essential to remain positive and do your best to contribute as much as you can. The more you make yourself an invaluable part of the team, the more likely you are going to remain there for a long time.