Congratulations on landing a job! After signing that contract, your first day has finally arrived. Starting a new phase in your career is daunting and exciting at the same time. Excited to see what lies ahead of you as you trek towards a successful career. Yet, daunting as there is too much to learn that you find yourself in a maze amid the corporate jungle.
“The first 90 days is always a crucial point in starting your job with a new company,” said Issa Asad Florida entrepreneur and social media expert. Asad is the CEO of Q Link Wireless and Quadrant Holdings, located in South Florida. He is also the author of 4 e-commerce and marketing e-books that can be purchased on Amazon.
To equip you with the confidence necessary to adapt well in this new environment, here are 4 tips for making an impact at your new employment.
Understand the company’s culture.
Learning the ropes in a new company is not easy when you have to learn a lot of new things in a short period. Your priority is to understand its culture. These are the unwritten words behind the employees’ manual. It can only be experienced, not read or touched. Its culture is what sets it apart from other organization. This will give you foresight on how not to survive but thrive. A clear understanding of its mission and vision will set your career off to a great start. Immerse yourself and see it before your own eyes.
Size up your boss.
In any company, your boss can be your greatest supporter or detractor. Their guidance is crucial for you to get a breakthrough in your career. Do not let your first three days past without talking with your superior. Find out their expectations, their vision and how you will fit in the whole puzzle. As you are new, work on earning his trust by creating a good impression.
Get to know your colleagues
Adapting well with your colleague is important for you to create a harmonious working relationship in your new job. Make some time to meet your colleagues. Join them during coffee breaks or lunches. Remember and call them by their names. As what Dale Carnegie said in his book, “How to win friends,” Names are the sweetest and important sound in any language.
Start with a clean slate and be a sponge.
Whether this is your first job or you have worked with a company before, starting with a clean slate is the best way to understand the new job you are into. Ask lots of questions from your boss down to your colleagues. Be curious. Find someone in your team that you can shadow to see the ropes. Observe how they work and interact with each other. From then, you will find opportunities and gaps where you can best contribute.
Lastly, enjoy your work. As the old cliche goes, love what you do and you will never work a day in your life. Your first few days in work may be overwhelming but it is your attitude in your work that will create a lasting impression and a difference in your career. Your positive attribute will go on a long way in creating that impact to your new environment.