Starting a new job is an important and sometimes stressful event. It is crucial to make a positive impact and achieve some ‘quick wins’, but not rush in and make too many decisions/changes without consideration or you could ruffle a few feathers.
If you have a probation period when starting a new job and need to prove yourself before securing a full time contract, the first 100 days are especially important.
Starting a new job means getting used to a new culture, people and systems – a lot of change all at once. This blog, part 2 of 3, shares success tips.
- Introduce yourself to as many people as possible
- Ask advice
- Invest time getting proficient at the firm’s IT systems and policies
- Establish any ‘elephants in the room’ i.e. things that don’t get talked about even though they are obvious
- Set yourself goals for each day, week and month
- Get a coach to support you and make the first 100 days a success
- Attend any free lunchtime sessions/social events to immerse yourself in the organisation to expose yourself to people
- Ask everyone you meet what are the 3 best things about the organisation and the 3 things that if changed would take it to a higher level
- Note the dress code and adjust yours accordingly
- Reflect on the value you bring after the first 30, 60 and 90 days
Hope you found our blog starting a new job success tips part 2 useful. What tips would you add?
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