Wondering how to buck up for the initial days at your new job? Feeling too anxious as the joining date is nearing? How about learning a little about what to do and what to avoid in the first three months of your job? The following points are drawn keeping in view the general anxiety, nervousness, excitement and stress associated with the first few days at job. They will help you deal better with the several emotions and responsibilities related to first few days at an organization.
First Three Months of Job— what to do?
Have Confidence : If you have been selected after consecutive rounds of an interview, your employers must have been completely assured of both your general as well technical abilities. Have similar faith in yourself— know that you have the required confidence and soft skills like communication to make a mark on your colleagues. There are instances where many aspirants have failed to continue with jobs despite impressing initially, solely owing to their diffidence to face their managers or seniors in those first few days.
Have a clear understanding of your job responsibilities: If you are hired in Accounting, advertising or planning jobs, make it very clear to yourself that understanding your targets and work modules should be allotted the first place in your agenda. Generally a new employee feels shy to open up or pose questions during a training or induction. However, the first training that the company imparts its employees serves as the window to the work structure, work environment and the work modules for an employee. So do make sure to clear your doubts and queries here.
Create an Impression : Try to build an impression on your colleagues and seniors in an agreeable manner. It is very important to get acquainted with your job responsibilities within the first few months itself. Equally important is to know you colleagues and add to the overall congenial atmosphere at your workplace. You might encounter a number of impediments (mostly relating to your technical knowhow ) while carrying out your job responsibilities. So make sure you overcome them with the help of your colleagues. As the first few months will be a learning period, lend a keen ear to anyone who comes up with valuable suggestions. Also if you are participating in any discussion or interactive session, try to juggle smoothly between the roles of an interesting orator and patient listener.
First Three Months of Job— what to avoid?
Avoid Getting too friendly with your colleagues : The first three four months at your workplace will be required to build healthy working relationships with your colleagues. However getting too friendly with them, sharing a laugh or too with a few friends when everyone else is working, gossiping during crunch times or for that matter getting absorbed in office politics are a few things which should be avoided.
Flouting office norms: Being punctual for work, not taking extended breaks, maintaining dress code, attending regular trainings, are some of the things which are a part of the normal office decorum. However, there is a general tendency among workers to flout these norms often due to callousness or due to sheer disregard for their responsibilities. Things are worse when someone does all these right at the beginning of his career or during the first few months at a job. Remember the management has its ways of finding out about these discrepancies in an employee and can go as far as sacking him/her!
Impassivity: Yes this is something which aggravates your nervousness during those first few days at work. Every colleague or manager of yours has been a newcomer once in his/her life. They wonâ€™t be expecting you to know everything under the sun. But yes as a junior it is your duty to go up to them with your queries. So staying completely silent during trainings, discussions, interactions, and even during friendly chats is an absolute no-no!
The first three months at your job might be a total roller coaster ride in terms of your emotions, your equation with your colleagues, the new learning that you acquire etc. Just avail these tips for the first few months and see how your experience turns out!