managed to get the job of your dreams, then you should know that this was not
the most difficult part: the difficult part is about to come. It is important
adapt to new working conditions, to rise to the expectations of your
employer and exceed them! Usually, employers offer new employees a “trial
version” when they can make themselves noticed: if they manage to blend in and
to perform their tasks flawlessly, they are granted a position. This is why you
must learn how to become flexible and versatile enough to adapt to diverse
working conditions, and the following tips will surely help you do just that:
Understand Your Job Requirements From The Very Beginning
an aspect that requires your attention before anything else, that would be the
job responsibilities. Talk to the company manager or the recruiter about the
immediate priorities that require your attention, as well as how your
performance will be evaluated. In the end, it is perfectly normal to want to
advance in your career, to aspire to a greater position.
Socialize With Your Co-Workers!
talkative and open to conversation. One of the biggest mistakes new employees
tend to make after they get a new job is that they are too focused on making
themselves noticed, and they ignore social relationships. Get to know your
colleagues, as they can be your greatest allies for complex projects. Besides,
the chances are that you will be spending most of your days around them for the
following years, so you surely want to make your working environment as
friendly and positive as possible. Both formal and informal conversations can
work like magic and who knows, you might even get several new friends!
is perfectly normal, and if you have any questions then now is the time to ask
them. Try to find the “leader” amongst your colleagues, the employee everybody
looks to for guidance and advice. He is the one who, most likely, holds the
answers to your questions. It is important to have a solid knowledge base if
you want to thrive in the company. Show genuine interest and process all the
information you get: as a matter of fact, it would not be a bad idea to jot
down complex information, since you will receive loads of it at the beginning.
Always Appreciate Feedback
essential for improving your professional skills, be it positive or negative.
Appreciate feedback and ask for it whenever you get the chance to, especially
during your first several months. You can even ask the supervisor to give you
some feedback on your overall performance and to tell you the aspects where you
need to work harder. On average, employees need up to 6 months to fully adapt
to their new jobs, therefore don’t stress yourself if you did not blend in
within the first couple of months.
Try Harder Than The Rest
of the most important aspects to consider. As a newbie, it is your duty to make
a good first impression: you do not need to struggle to the point where your
send off the wrong message and look fake, but you do need to make an extra
effort. You want your colleagues to remember you as the hard worker, the
“resource” that is indispensable to the organization. Also, accept new
assignments even if the duties are not included in your job responsibilities:
you will not only make a good impression, but you will also learn more about
other aspects of your job!
Understand And Respect The Corporate Culture
culture refers to the dress code and the general set of rules all employees
respect. It is crucial to be punctual: as a matter of fact, it is highly
recommended to reach the office 5 to 10 minutes earlier than you are supposed
to. Also, avoid dressing too casually and avoid being overdressed at the same
A Good Observer
better way to blend in and to adapt to your new job requirements than by simply
observing the personal and professional relationships around you. Analyze
others discretely, see how they interact, see how successful business people
approach different matters and solve them. Find a mentor who is willing to take
you under his wing and help you succeed. Find your values and your strong
points and then use them in your best interest!
least, it is important to be flexible and willing to help. If a colleague asks
for your help, give it to him and avoid saying that it is not part of your job
duties. Even if you come across business processes that are unfamiliar to you,
keep an open mind and be willing to adapt. Do not try to do things your way and
be open to suggestions: remember that your colleagues have been around for a
longer period of time, so you might want to look to them for inspiration.