Though it might seem that finding a good opportunity is the most difficult task, it is actually only the beginning. Once you find the right job, the real task is getting a head start towards your career goals. And this can be quite tricky for a novice. So, you have to use all your strengths and skills towards creating a good impression quickly in a new job.
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Mamta Sehgal, a Radio Jockey with FM Rainbow and All India Radio, says “You should carry a smile and a polite attitude at a new work place. Be a good listener and don’t speak only about your experiences. You should always listen to actively understand, this helps in building empathy and influence in any new place.”
So, here are some things you can do quickly to create a great impression on a new job.
Showcase Your Specialty And Skills
Without seeming too eager for attention, leverage opportunities to showcase your special skills. By consistently proving your skills, you can soon become the go-to person whenever there is any discussion or doubt in the area of your specialty. These days, when there is so much competition to get ahead, you should develop niche skills, and then use them to get ahead of the crowd.
Research About The Team Dynamics
Spend sometime in observing and learning about the team. Find someone who is well-connected and respected in your new group, like your manager or the lead on a major project, and set up some time to chat. Let them know that you appreciate their knowledge and influence and that you would appreciate some advice as you begin your new role.
Connect With All The Team Members
Begin building a network of influence by connecting with every individual on the team. Get to know a little about them and let them know too that you appreciate working with them. Building such positive rapport is essential to build a strong foundation when you are new to the team. Look for people who have formed groups that work together effectively and freely share information, resources, and opportunities. These could be potential opportunities for you too.
While you may spend your first month focused on mastering the tasks listed on your new job description, it is also important to connect with people and create a positive image, as this will be essential if you want to get ahead at work.
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