You have just been hired for your dream job! Here is what to do next to get off to a great start at your new company.
With the help of Apex Staffing, you found a company that is a good fit, aced the interviews, submitted required paperwork, completed the typical hiring process timeline, including background check, and are about to begin work. Following these tips can help ensure that your critical first 30 days on the job go smoothly, while assuring your new boss that bringing you on board was a very smart move!
Introduce Yourself to Your New Office ‘Family’
Your new supervisor will likely show you around the new place but it always helps to be friendly and introduce yourself to others, even in different departments, while building a network. Doing so can help you figure out the “who’s who” hierarchy as well as new procedures and how things are done. Teaming with a ‘seasoned veteran’ who already knows the ropes and can point you to where the supply closet is, how to fill the coffee machine, as well as office procedures, can be invaluable.
Set Work-Related Goals and Look for Ways to Make a Positive Impact
If you were hired due to a special ability or experience, for example, develop a realistic timeline for executing ways in which you can help fill any gaps, but try to avoid long-term projects that may make your contributions less visible. Take the initiative and do not be afraid to shine – just make sure that any new projects undertaken are in line with the company’s goals, needs, and priorities.
Ask Questions and Pay Attention
Learn the company’s expectations of your own job duties as well as fitting into the organization at large. You will probably learn more than you might think just from watching those who have been around the company for a while. Try to understand what it takes to succeed there by asking the right questions, including learning how to best navigate the new workplace as well as getting the bigger picture of inter-team collaboration beyond your own immediate place in the organization.
Be Enthusiastic, Respectful and Passionate About the Company and Your Job
Always be on time, rested and ready to work. Show enthusiasm and respect for coworkers, and keep a positive attitude about your organization. Be willing to do what it takes to help your new company succeed – after all, that is why you, with your unique abilities, experiences and contributions, were hired in the first place.
If you are interested in finding employment in Little Rock, Apex Staffing’s experienced counselors can help you jump start your career. If you are a recent college graduate, you owe it to yourself to get your career off to the best possible start. Call Apex at 877-803-3910 today and speak with one of our staffing specialists to learn more.