Starting out on a new job is always a daunting task, especially if it is an industry that is entirely new to you. Time spent feeling excited about embarking upon your new venture will often be wasted with feelings of nervousness and worry but no matter the area of business you are about to enter, the same basic principles can help ease you in with as little upset as possible by allowing you to turn up feeling prepared to dive in at the deep end and immerse yourself in your new role.
Do your research
By researching the organisation that is soon to employ you and the wider industry as a whole, you can arrive on your first day feeling as prepared as you possibly can. Not only will this help you find your feet much more quickly but you will appear knowledgeable about your work – an excellent quality among new recruits – and could even help you impress your new management by showing how keen you are to settle in and perform to the best of your ability
Make a positive first impression
First impressions really do count as they form the very basis of your working relationships with your new colleagues. There are a number of steps you can take to ensure you do this and luckily all of them are simple: Arrive in plenty of time each morning; if in doubt over the company’s dress code, opt for smart and make sure you are well rested and ready to work each day.
Role models can be a great motivation to help draw out the very best you have to offer. By identifying the top performers in your new company – or perhaps by looking up to world renowned industry experts – you can evaluate why they have achieved the level of success they now enjoy and use their influence as a template to begin on the right path of your new career.
Accept a helping hand
When you are new to a job, you want to seem competent and hardworking and while this is all well and good, there is no use suffering in silence if a problem should arise. By asking for help and advice from your experienced colleagues before the issue ascends into something greater, you can quickly resolve it and learn on the front line, eliminating the need to pester your management for simple problems that could have been easily fixed. The earlier you ask, the faster you will improve.
It is always good to build strong, positive working relationships with your fellow workers. Not only will you feel comfortable turning to them for advice but you will establish lasting friendships that will make for an enjoyable environment in which to work. By aligning yourself with those that are hardworking and motivated, you too can benefit from the positive internal atmosphere. The better the working environment, the more you can thrive in your new job.
About the Author
This post was written by Focus Management Consultants. As a UK based food jobs specialist, they help people find employment in all areas of the food and drink industry. With their close relationships with a number of employers, their global networking helps people find their dream job.