It takes a lot of effort and patience when you are adjusting to a new job. This could be a very stressful stage in your career that you have to face.
If you have worked before, then you should know what having a new job means – new challenges, responsibilities, people and routines. To keep it short, you are back to zero. For people who are going to have their first job, they must be excited about this new environment. Here are the steps on how you can easily fit in to your new company:
Do well in training
Take advantage of trainings and classes to learn different things about your job. If you don’t want to rely too much on your colleagues and supervisor regarding different concerns, take notes in training and make sure that you understand everything. There are things that you can learn in training and there are more lessons to come once you hit your work station.
Ask for support
You are a newbie so it is not that bad if you will ask for support from a tenured co-worker. If you don’t understand something, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Speak up and avoid being shy as it won’t do you anything good.
Give yourself one sure reason why you love to go to work. Be nice to your co-workers and gain more friends. Introduce yourself and find out their responsibilities in your company. It is a lot easier to work and adjust to a new environment if you are in good terms with all the employees.
Look and walk around
Check the surroundings and different areas of your company. Familiarize yourself and remember the places where you can go depending on what you need to do. Know where the pantry is, check for the employee lounge and search for other places like comfort rooms, smoking area, meeting rooms and car parks.
Participate on group activities
If you have been invited to join a team party, take that as an opportunity to get closer to your colleagues. You will find yourself sharing the same table with them during lunch breaks after this kind of team activities. You can also participate on collaboration, group discussions and other work related tasks that would need the whole team’s involvement.
The key to feel that you belong in any kind of environment is confidence. Think that it is not too much of a worry and it only appears like your first day in school. Just try to be yourself and good to almost everybody. After some time, you’ll find yourself nostalgic about the funny things you have committed when you are just a little newbie.