How to Survive at a New Job!

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Feeling anxious about starting a new job? Don’t worry; everyone feels the same way.

Fortunately, there are some methods you can use to survive in your new position.

Here’s how to survive at a new job

Make a good impression

This is the most important step in surviving your new job. First impressions are extremely crucial to home-office morale and overall productivity, so ensure that you do well on the first day.

When you arrive for your first day of work, dress appropriately and remember to smile and say hello to everyone. Participate when appropriate, but don’t overdo it.

Your first day should be spent primarily observing what tasks everyone does and getting a feel for the work environment. Keep your questions about the job to a minimum, and save them for when you meet with your manager to discuss training and expectations.

With this approach, you’ll make an impression that will result in high office morale and productivity.

Be friendly

For the first few weeks, try to be as friendly as possible. In addition to being a pleasant person, you’ll also learn more about your job and how the organization functions by communicating with others.

Try not to ask too many questions about someone else’s work; instead, ask for help on your own tasks if you need continuous assistance.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself

Put simply, the first month at a new job is meant to be an easy transition. If you’re feeling concerned about how your work will be judged in this early period, then you’ll likely have nerves that hinder your performance.

Take this time to ease into the role and learn more about the company culture before worrying about your work. Click here for 5 ways to reduce stress as a professional.

Immerse yourself in the company culture

If you’re hired at a new company, then you should constantly be thinking about how to get involved and help the company thrive. One way is by constantly communicating with everyone around you.

Go for coffee or lunch with your colleagues, participate in team lunches and social events, and join an office sports league (if that’s what the culture is like).

Build your relationship with your manager

Your relationship with your manager is crucial for success at a new job. If you establish a strong bond early on in the process, then this will make all future tasks easier to accomplish. Start by asking them questions about their management style and listening without interrupting when they give an answer.

Do your best to meet their expectations in terms of work quality, and remember to ask for feedback whenever you can. Doing these things will ensure you have a positive relationship with your manager.

Learn as much as you can

Try to absorb as much information as possible about the company’s history, industry, and culture. Ask your colleagues lots of questions about the company.

This will help you figure out if you have a true passion for the work that you’re doing and where your priorities lie with respect to office dynamics. It also shows how invested you are in the company.

New job article and permission to publish here provided by Carol Trehearn. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on November 1, 2021.

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