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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.