It is mostly rough as a newbie in a work place starting a new job; despite the fact that it is something we keep going through again and again throughout our career. First you have your new boss to impress which means you must learn the day-to-day requirements of your new position as fast as possible. Then you also have the office politics to navigate through and make new work friends.
It is a lot for one to deal with anytime.
Now you have these nine things to read just before you jump into your next newbie earthquake which will help you to navigate the temporary challenges.
Prepare your mind to absorb the highest weight. The faster you get through this phase, the better. So go all in even if it means shutting down other aspects of your life in order to get through with know your new organizational culture, expectations, values, the work itself, etc. If there are new skills you need to acquire that will help you to balance properly in your new position, go straight to learn them. The faster, the better.
Prioritize Your Core-duties
There would be a lot of things to learn and catch up with. Among them all, let your focus be the tasks on your desk. Do not let any old employee take advantage of the fact that you are new to pass their responsibilities to you. Know your core duties and focus on then squarely. You don’t want to be found within your first month already being labelled as a slow worker simply because you tried to carry everything along at once.
Speak Up When You Should
Do not say because you are new, you will keep all your brilliant ideas inside. Speak up during meetings. Let them know how vibrant you are. Recommend strategies that you believe are the best solution. It is up to the old guys to tell you the ones they have tried before. And if they have tried any strategy in the past that didn’t work, ask them why they didn’t work. It will serve as opportunity for them to open up more to you and bring you to the same table quick.
There are many things that might not make sense to you or that will confuse you. Don’t waste your time trying to always figure out mysteries on your own. Simply ask questions. You will gain more insights in a shorter time if you ask questions.
In that new work place, make a friend. Make new friends with someone in your immediate team or department and someone outside your team or department. Your new friends will play a vital role in relieving you of a lot of stress as they would be there to stretch pout their hand of assistance anytime. They will also pre inform you about a lot of happenings in the organization which will to guide you properly.
Be a Team Player
There may be down times during your newbie period. You can pause tasks on your desk in order to render general assistance. It will show that you are very much concerned about overall organizational growth.
Also read: Your Guide to Your First Week on the Job
So you have your 6 best tips to read before you start your new job. Don’t forget to comment if they are helpful to you and share with family and friends too. Good luck.