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So you made it. The job-searching is over, the constant amendment of your CV and the continuous remaking of Cover Letters has finally finished. You now have a job that you can get stuck into with hard work and hey, maybe you could try to move up the ladder in the company at some point!
The first day is looming. You're slightly anxious about the start. New job, new surroundings, new people...Aaaaahhh!
Laugh it off, everybody feels like this. Don't let that bother you one bit. The hard part is over, and now it's time to settle in.
So first things first. What can you dig up about your new role? If you really want to hit the ground running, try to find some useful info that will inform you of in-house procedures and policies (this will probably be part of your training, anyway); but more importantly, what is expected of your new role in particular. If you can't seem to find anything about your new role's day-to-day tasks in the company's general information, don't forget that you still have the job spec from your application - or that you can likely find someone in a similar role in the company from whom you could get guidance.
When you start, take interest in everything your role offers. Find out as much as you can. Write down as much as you can to refer to at a later time. The interview you attended to get this position is well over, but you need to treat the start of your job as an extension of your interview. They are still taking notes on you. They are still measuring you up. You've impressed them in the interview room but now you need to follow through and show them what you claimed to be capable of. Yes, it is only the start, but this is where you can really make a lasting impression. Remember, if you're feeling out of your comfort zone, that's a sign that you're being challenged - which is good for your career.
I know you might feel like you've done all the hard work to get the job and now you want to relax into the role but relaxing is the worst thing you could do right now.
Rukaiyah Adams, CIO of the Meyer Memorial Trust said, “I let the organization’s energies flow through me rather than try to alter it...and find out where the toxicity is, where the opportunity is, where the creativity is.” The first few months, she said, you are automatically at a slight disadvantage, and the only way to catch up is to listen more than you speak.
Think, she said, of “three concentric circles. There’s positional power, based on your job title. There’s personal power, the kind of comfort and charisma you bring with yourself. And the third is awareness power, where you have a sense of what’s happening around you.”
All in all, the best thing to do is try your best to set yourself up for later on down the track. If you make sure to put the work in now, then that will make things easier for you down the road and will help you settle in. Keep in mind that it's not all about results. Creating a good healthy working environment for yourself is key to being successful in the future.
Plan your future. Your future starts now.
Best of luck in your new job from all of us here at EnglishLogica.