Sat, 4 Jul, 2020
Congrats!. You’ve got the job. It is exciting to land a new role. However, you do have some work to do after the dust settles from celebrating this feat
Being a new employee can sometimes be tough, but you can make a smooth career change if you’re ready to take up the challenge. Here are a few tips to ensure you get your new job started on the right foot.
Understand The culture of the company
Firstly , take time to get to know your new company’s culture. The best way to do that is to schedule meetings with your team ‘ both those who are going to work for you and you. Ask them questions about how they get their work done and how easy or difficult it is to put new ideas and initiatives into practise. This will give you a good feeling of how adaptable the corporate culture will change (or how slow).
Identify the key players
Next, find out who the key stakeholders are and meet them for your specific role. For instance, if you enter a company as a Client Service Manager, find out who are the key business leaders in your position you will be supporting. Take time to connect with them and understand their primary concerns.
Find a Work Mate
Another tip is to get a work mate to help you get off on the right foot at the new job. This should be a peer working on the same team as you, or working in the same department as you.
This person will help you figure out who’s who and give you some inside information about some of those office politics. It is important to understand the dynamics of the team so that when you first get there, you don’t step on anybody’s toes or disrupt the culture.
There’s also your buddy for you to ask questions like, “How do I order office supplies?” or, “How do I set up my voice mailbox?”
Show off your commitment to work
Next, have a conversation with your manager about your career. This allows him or her to know that you are serious about your career, and committed to it. When you begin working at your new company for the first time, you may not know enough (yet) to talk specifically about the career paths available there. Nevertheless take time to have a conversation about your aspirations with your manager.
Share information about your desire to move forward and grow, as well as specific information about your strengths and the areas you would like to develop. Ask your career plan manager for input and then use it as a live, active document.
Make A Plan
Finally, having a 30-60-90 day plan is always helpful when you start a new job. Document the details of what you want to accomplish during your first three months (for example , the specific people you want to meet, the tasks you want to accomplish, etc.) It also helps to share this plan with your manager so you can get some input.
Some things may be missing that your manager sees as critical to accomplishing in the first 90 days. Remember to be flexible with your plan as things change, and goals you set for the first three months may change as you become more involved and start learning more about your new job. You want to be seen as committed to achieving the goals you set, yet flexible enough to handle the changes. You can get off to a great start at your new job by implementing these few simple items and quickly begin to be seen as a value-added asset at your new company.
The more effort you put into embedding yourself into your new job and corporate culture, the faster it pays off. You will go from new employee to seasoned pro before you know it, and will be an essential part of the success of your business.
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