Are you about to resume your new job? Are you getting jittery at the new job? Though it makes you excited to be launching out into a new phase of your career, it can be also stressful and a bit scary to start your new job. You need to review these tips for starting your new job, and you will be equipped for a smooth transition to your new employer.
Here are smart holistic rules you should obey for what you can do, and what you shouldn’t do, that will surely make you resume your new job on a good impression.
Do Arrive A Bit Early.
One easy way to help you resume a new job in a smooth way is to do a trial run before you actually resume for the job. Find out your transportation route and what it will cost. Make the trip a few days ahead of time so that you can know how long the traffic can take or other delays. Then set a little extra time for yourself so you can arrive a few minutes early on your first day at work. See what it takes to find work.
Show A Positive Attitude
Nothing works more favorably than making a great impression of who you are on your first day at work than showing a positive attitude. Let your motivation for being part of the team and the organization reflect to everyone you interact with. Let your personal problems stay at home and concentrate on a new excitement for this new professional opportunity.
Figure Out What To Wear
What you wore to the job interview may not be what you will wear on the job. If you haven’t been given a dress code, ask what the appropriate attire is for your workplace. Have a few work outfits ready so you don’t have to scramble finding clothes to wear.
Know the company’s BYOD or BYOC Policy
You might need to know if your employer run Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) policy which includes tablets and smartphones, as well as computers. You may be asked to use your own laptop, or other options to use it. The following information will guide you on when a company can demand you to use your own tech equipment.
Find out on the company’s social media policy or find out the social media policy of your new employer. Some companies are not bothered about employee’s posting on social media platforms at working hours. However, others have policies that prohibit it. You should find out what is acceptable so you won’t violate work ethics. Then make sure to vet your social pages, because some of your new co-workers or even your new boss might ask to be your Facebook friend. So make sure to delete anything not good for public consumption. Check your privacy settings and be smart about who gets to see what you post.
Learn Coworkers’ Names Quickly
No one ordinarily expects you to have known everyone’s name by the end of your first day at work, but if you are not good with remembering names, now is the time to focus on remembering names.
Try to get a business card for each person you meet. Then you should jot down a few notes on the back of the card at your spare moment. Include a few facts about the person. Then, occasionally, study the cards to rewind on the personality of your new team members. This trick can often help you to learn names at a faster pace.
Ask Questions/Ask for Help
Of course, you are new at work, so you should endeavor to ask questions or ask for help when you need it. Do not forget that it’s better to ask for clarification to be double-sure you’ve not spent time doing a task the wrong way.
Be attentive to your coworkers, ask questions, and interact with your supervisors about any new concerns. Don’t hesitate to ask for help and advice. There is no such thing as a stupid question when you’re starting a new job. Your employer would prefer that you ask. That’s a lot easier than having to fix a mistake. You are not expected to have known everything, and it’s better to ask for help than to guess at it.
As you look ahead, set goals for yourself and then work out how to achieve them. Revise your goals list every few months. What’s important to you in the first three months you resume your new job will be different from what it is when you would have been in a position at six months.
Ask For Feedback
Asking for feedback is especially useful when you’re starting a job. Ask your supervisor how you’re doing, ask if he or she can give you some advice, and ask for suggestions on what you need to improve upon.
Relationship building can be a bit challenging when you resume your new job, especially if you’re a new employee on the block. It gets even harder when you don’t have an outgoing personality and relating to new people becomes a bit challenging. At your best, be friendly and warm, and again, asking for advice is always a smart way to break the ice.
I hope these holistic rules help you break the ice at ensuring you resume your new job on a good impression.