The first day in your new job could be the start of the rest of your life. However, it could also be the beginning of the same boring old routine that made you want to leave your last job. In order to avoid this, there are things you need to do differently when you start your new job. We have listed some ideas to help you be successful in your new job below.
- Extend The Interview Phase
After being hired by a company its easy to feel that rush of self-accomplishment and like you are part of the team. However, it’s important to note that you haven’t done anything yet. Extend that interview phase by behaving as if you are still in the interview for the first 30 to 90 days. This way you will work harder. Your work ethics will be seen by your colleagues and managers. This could really help you develop your position in the company at a fast pace.
- Think How You See Your Manager
This is a mind-switch. Instead of seeing your manager as someone that tells you what to do, see them as someone to help. Your manager has hired you to help them get stuff done. The more you are able to support and help your manager in hitting targets and achieving goals, the more you will be valued within the business. While in theory a manager is entitled to tell you what to do, that’s not the reason they hired you. They hired you to get your help.
- Go The Extra Mile, Again
When you start a new job it’s unusual to have all the skills, experience, connections and contacts. However, hard work will help ensure that these things fall into place quicker. The sooner you can get things in order the sooner you can be successful in your new job. Work with those around you and ask questions. They will forgive your lack of knowledge in the early days and be willing to share their knowledge with you.
- Copy The Best
Look out for the best performers in the business and mimic them, what they do and how they do it. Each business is different, and the key attributes of top performers will be different too. Look at what makes a top performer in the business and what they do. It may be flexible working, business contacts, office relationships and more. Look at how they work too. What is their approach to problems and how do they find solutions?
- Look To The Future
Always keep in mind that where you are now is a base for the future. Think about the tasks you are doing and how you develop any responsibilities. Are their new skills you could learn or ways of making new connections in the industry? When completing any task or project think about the different opportunities it could offer to your future.
These are just some of the ways that you can be successful in your new job. If you are job hunting for your next job or want to ensure you are successful in your next career step, call our friendly team of recruiters in Huntingdon.