10 Tips to Help you Succeed in Your new job

Just landed your dream career? Then get settled in your new role with these 10 tips to help you succeed in your new job. Set the tone for your job and get started the right way.

Congratulations on getting the job you’ve always wanted! But if you think it’s time to relax, you’re in for a surprise. The real work is just about to start. Don’t stress, with our 10 tips to help you succeed in your new job, you’ll ease into your new position and get started with confidence.

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10 Tips to Help you Succeed in Your new job

Being the new guy isn’t always easy. You will feel the pressure to do your best while working in an unfamiliar environment. If you’re ready to put your best foot forward among your colleagues, use our 10 tips to help to you succeed in your new job below:

1. Confidence is key

Your hard work and skills have brought you to this very moment. So be confident in yourself and abilities. Turn your anxiety into excitement as you take on your new role. Without it, you won’t be able to take initiative and will doubt every single task you complete.

2. Learn as Much as you can

With your new job comes new responsibilities. So learn as much as you can about your role. Take a look at your daily tasks as well as additional duties you need to take care of. You might get a mentor during your first week. So pay attention to the basic skills you are taught in this time.

3. Ask Questions

When starting a new job, you’ll have a ton of questions about your duties and work environment. And that’s okay. It shows that you are interested in learning more about your tasks and company. So don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s all part of learning about your role.

4. Take Advantage of Training Sessions

If training sessions are planned by employers, take full advantage of them. Whether they are offsite or during lunch, make sure you attend them to learn valuable skills. Some of these training sessions also give you a certificate once completed. This is a great addition to your CV

5. Make Notes 

The skills you’ll learn in your first few days will be packed to the brim. So take notes of all the things you learn. Sticky notes will help you remember passwords and logins, whereas notebooks will help you remember complicated tasks.

6. Get Familiar With the Company Culture

To keep productivity up and work well together, each company has a set of values and mission statement. This forms part of the company culture which every employee should adhere to. Make sure you are aware of the culture within your company and how it can help you in your duties.

7. Stay Organised

Finding your feet in the new workplace can be stressful. So try your best to stay organised. Whether it’s on your desk or computer desktop, keep things stored efficiently. This will help you stay productive and meet deadlines easily. 

8. Build Work Relationships

Just because you’re new, doesn’t mean you have to keep to yourself. Take this time to get to know and build work relationships with your colleagues. This will help you work productively in a team. You’ll also be more comfortable to ask for help when you need it.

9. Take Care of Yourself

We know that you want to do your best. But if you burn yourself out within the first few days, you could put your health at risk. So take your lunch and don’t work overtime if you don’t have to. Remember to take regular breaks so you can stay fresh and energised.

What to Avoid at Your new job

We are all human. And mistakes can happen at any time. But there are a few things you need to avoid when you start a new job. Since you’re new at the company, your employer will keep a close eye on you. So take a look at what to avoid when starting a new job.

Do not:

  • Arrive late at work
  • Use your phone during working hours
  • Complain about your main duties or workload
  • Have a negative attitude in the workplace
  • Lie about your skills and capabilities
  • Expect your colleagues to do your work for you
  • Dress unprofessionally

Understanding Your job Contract

Whether you are part of an internship or a permanent employee, you should sign a job contract. This legal document has all the terms and rules of your employment with the company. You need to read through and understand your job contract when you start. It will give you a better understanding of:

Your Duties and Responsibilities – Your tasks will all be outlined in your contract. It will detail what is expected of you as an employee.

Company Policies – Each company has rules and regulations all employees need to adhere to. Your contract will list these policies and the consequences if you break any of them.

Your Salary – We know that this might be the first thing you were looking out for. The contract might detail when you will be paid, be it weekly or monthly.

Employee Benefits – Your job contract will list all your employee benefits you get with the company. This could include paid sick leave or medical aid.

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Charnell Ward
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