How to succeed at a new job

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Starting your first day

Whether you have just got a job for the first time or you have just got another job, you might be worrying about how you are going to tackle that first day. After all, first impressions tend to stick and you want to make sure you make the best impression you can. Not only with your boss, but with your co-workers as well. Don’t forget those are the people you will be working with for however long you chose to stay in that job. If you manage to navigate your first day well, then you might yourself with many happy years ahead of you. If you don’t then you might find yourself looking for a new job a little sooner than you had hoped.

Know Your Role:

It doesn’t matter where you are working or what you are doing. You need to know exactly what your job role is. You will find that you have a job title within the company. Whether that is quality checker, sales representative or manager. Those job titles give you the ability to find out exactly what is expected of you. Make sure you do some research, so you know everything you are meant to be doing. You will come across as prepared and competent if you know what you are doing.

Be on Time:

Stairway to your dream jobIt’s your first day, be on time. Even if you miss the train and have to run ten blocks. Just be on time. If you are late on your first day it will always be remembered. No matter how well you do and no matter how hard you try, you will always be the person who was late on their first day. While your at it, make sure you look smart. First impressions last and you want your first impression to be smart professional not unkempt and unorganized.

Make Friends:

If you intend to do this job for a while, you might want to think about making some friends. Your co-workers are the people you will be spending every day of your working week with, so it really pays to socialize a little. The more friends you make at work, the more of an enjoyable experience work can become. If you don’t get along with anyone, you will quickly find yourself dreading going in. Don’t however socialize too much. The last thing you want is to become the office gossip. Make sure you keep your chit chat in a good balance with actually working.

Be Noticed:

Following your new jobAlways try to be noticed, but for the right reasons. If you have a chance to talk to your boss, then do it. Make sure they know who you are, what you stand for and that you are a hard worker. Always give your work everything you have, it’s often easy to forget that the work is actually what you are getting paid for. You are not just getting paid for showing up. So if you can always give it 100%.