It is always a little bit difficult and uncomfortable when you start a new job irrespective of how experienced you are. You are both confused as well as excited and this combination doesn’t turn out too well, we all know that! Thus, it is better to go with a plan. Or at least with an idea of what you have to do as soon as you start your new job. Let’s get you there!
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The first few days at work are strictly to understand the way things work. There is no better way to do that than asking questions, lots of it! Don’t worry, your coworkers know that you are new, they’ll answer all your questions without any judgement. The hack here is to find one go-to-person. You can choose someone you are comfortable with or someone who has a similar job description or both. The point is to find the appropriate person who can give you the right answers. Do not feel hesitant in asking any kind of question. It is better to know the answers and then to the job than indulging in a guessing gamble.
Get To Know The Company Culture
The company culture, especially today, is really important at any job. The work culture can easily make your experience the best as well as the worst one you have ever had. Thus, get yourself acquainted with the company culture in the every beginning itself. Begin by reading the employee handbook so that you blend in with the existing rules and dictums.
But the more important thing to do is observing your co workers in order to understand the true work culture of your company. It will help you understand how things operate in this company. It will help you identify different tricks and turns that work within the company structure. More than that, it will truly help you get to know your coworkers and your manager.
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You can never succeed without really blending in with the people at your new office. Start building meaningful professional relationships from the very beginning. It will help you feel like you belong there. Try to know the co-workers you consistently work with more personally.
You must take special care of your relationship with the manager. Your manager can make or break your experience in this new company. Make sure they like you!
The next step of knowing people is identifying the key players in the company. There are the poeple who can help you in many different ways from a simple promotion to a complex client allocation.
All the best! I hope this new job turns out to be THE JOB for you.