Our founder, Ken Trinder believed that starting a new job should be as exciting as any other life event such as getting married or moving house. Yet starting somewhere new can be nerve-wracking.

Here’s our tips to making a successful start to your new job.

  1. Be on time.
  • Make sure you arrive on time for your new job, this will show that your keen to get started and also that you’re willing to work hard.
  1. Listen.
  • Listen to what those around you are saying, whether it’s good bad or indifferent, you will learn something.
  • It might be something that you can work on to help improve a situation, or a new skill.
  • It will also allow you to asses which members of staff are negative and therefore worth avoiding and those who are worth learning from.
  1. Be Positive.
  • Try and avoid letting people fill your head with the negative things about a company or join in with the bitching.
  • Try and form positive relationships with your colleagues, as this will help enhance your working life.

4. Create a professional development plan.

  • Set yourself clear goals as to what you want to achieve in your new job and the skills you need to acquire or develop to make this happen.
  • Speak to your line manager about the training that is available within the company and what you can do.
  1. Take part in office activities.
  • Social gatherings are a great way to get to know your colleagues, although be careful of having too much to drink!
  • You don’t have to go to everything but choose the ones that you’ll enjoy and will be a good way of getting to know people.
  • If it’s not an office that does a lot of socialising, then why not ask a colleague if you can gran a coffee in your lunch break.

 

If you are starting a new job then good luck, or if you’re ready for a new challenge, then check out the vacancies on the Dalmatian job board.

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