04 Jan Settling Into A New Job
New Year, New Career?
Congratulations on your new job! You have been successful during your interviews and you have impressed the hiring managers with your skills and your personality.
The interview process can be overwhelming in itself, and then there is starting a new job, but remember that you bring a new perspective into the company. The first 3 months are usually the transitional period for settling in, so here are some tips to help with the process.
Being on time is good business etiquette and very important within your new workplace. If you’re running late, be courteous and let your Manager/team know in good time. Be time-conscious, but give yourself plenty of time when learning your new role. Do not try and put yourself under pressure to learn everything at once.
Kindness is a necessity in the workplace. Always be polite to others and have a friendly approach towards them. This will open up opportunities for conversation and you may even share the same interests as someone!
A great way to build relationships with your new team is to interact and be social. If you’ve been invited out for lunch, or perhaps your team all get together for an evening every fortnight, feel free to accept the invitation and join in ~ Don’t stress, socialising with new people can be really exciting. It will help you to settle in quicker into your new role and you may even make new friends straight away.
Take notes! This will help you within your new role. These could relate to your job, daily tasks, company functions and how your team works.
It’s good to ask questions and be inquisitive, don’t be afraid to ask for help at any point. After all, you need to learn about your new workplace and its structure as well as getting to know your exciting new team and job role. Knowing the structure of how things work will boost your confidence.
Just remember, it may take some time but you will settle into your new job and routine with a little bit of time.