Another Handful of Tips 6 – A new job
Five of the best tips when starting a new job
Starting a new job can be stressful. By following these five simple tips you will find it much easier.
1. Make a favourable impression
Always arrive on time.Respect the dress code of the company you are joining. Be neat and tidy. Show you are conscientious, friendly and humble. Be efficient and restrict any personal business you do in company time to a minimum.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Make sure you know precisely what is expected from you. Confirm your job specification.
Listen carefully to instructions and ask for help if you are not sure. Make notes for reference.
3. Network with staff
Make the most of coffee and lunch breaks to introduce yourself to staff and chat about their interests.
Befriend a colleague and learn about the unwritten rules and who can give you good advice.
4. Tread softly
If you are in a position of authority, don’t rush to make changes . Make changes when there is an obvious need and the time is right.
You must win the support and the respect of people first before recommending changes.
5. Try to go beyond what is expected
As a new recruit make an extra effort to show what you are capable of doing. Be reliable, helpful and enthusiastic .
Get things done on time and try to do more than what people expect.
“Your humility and humour
will help you be accepted.”