A new job is completely a new responsibility where a person has to do a complete R&D of both his company and work to get into the role like a pro! The new job is like shifting to a new house in a new environment with new neighbors. So, adapting to the place and getting adjusted to a different becomes your priority as you get to know your work and the company, its people, work culture, etc.
Hence, to help people to thrive in their new job, we have listed down some key tips starting from first day of work that were implemented by us to achieve success in our new job! Do have a look and strictly follow them for guaranteed results.
Read the Company Rulebook thoroughly
You have got the dream job, you wished for and its the time to enter this new career space and roar high in your talent space. But, before you take on the driving seat, you got to know the rules thoroughly. Hence, the very first step towards thriving in your new job is knowing the Company rules. Read the rules properly and by heart them so that you are aware of your privileges, dos and don’ts for an employee, etc.
Know your role inside out
The next important step is knowing your job and role. You were selected among the many candidates because of your talent, but in order to showcase your capabilities in the desired manner, you must know your key role in the organization and your work responsibilities. This will help you in making a daily work flow chart and thus organizing your life at your new job while adapting to the place and its people as well.
Focus on the bigger picture
After you have known about your job role and responsibilities, your next step should be to create a plan of action wherein you can set your goals for the next year or two and how you will be working towards them. You can plan your successful innings at the new organization now itself so that you will know how to work and won’t b distracted by trivial matters, thus keeping your focus on the bigger picture.
Know your colleagues
Knowing your colleagues is the next important step to build a healthy work relationship. You do not have to be friends and get personal, but a cordial positive equation is advisable. This will also make you a part of this new work community and thus add to your team player credits.
Be curious and learn about your new organization
As you are introduced to your new colleagues, you will now start knowing the details of the company’s working. Try to sneak out valuable information about the company, history, work-life, salary and promotion details, etc. Employees of a company can give you an honest review of the company but don’t blindly believe any negative information as people might mislead you too for their professional benefit.
Listen, do not gossip!
When a new employee joins the company, he or she is a soft target for the old employees. They will leave no stone unturned to mislead or cut a new competition. Hence, just listen to what you hear and do not give your opinion, it might work against you! Stay away from gossip as you will be serving a probation period and can become an easy target. Also, do not reveal your personal information to even the sweetest colleague or co-worker as winds keep on changing in a professional environment and everyone has a benefit. Talk to the HR and your Reporting Manager if you have any issues with one of your colleagues. But, ensure that you ask in a way to suggest a solution and not blame anyone as this will work against you.
Treat everyone with respect and help where you can!
Always remember your communication skills and how you treat your colleagues will help you in the long run. Hence, practice complete diplomacy and treat everyone with respect even if you don’t like a certain few. You do not have to be a true friend, but can be a good colleague.
Be confident and fearless
It is truly said that confidence and fearless attitude make up for lack of talent. Yes, it is true, there are many people who, in spite of not being very talented, have flourished only because of their confidence and a fearless attitude. Hence, no matter what don’t let that confidence go down but flaunt it from the very first day. But, while being confident, do not b over-confident and arrogant, it will create a very bad image of yours and first impressions last longer in the professional world.
What can you do for the company?
As you get used to the new job, start figuring out about how can you help in the company’s growth and start working towards it. Start finding ways to enhance your work and how will the company benefit from it. This calculative working will help in your future promotion.
Keep your communication game clear
Lastly, always be clear in your communication, be it with your colleagues or the HR and your Reporting Manager. Create a friendly rapport with your Reporting Manager and HR and keep updating about your work and the goals, you wish to pursue while being a part of the Company. This will thus help you in getting new opportunities, as well as your work, will reach, both, the HR and your Reporting Manager.
Note: Always maintain professional decorum, do not make true friends, practice moral ethics, and be a self-starter!