5 Ways to Make An Impression In A New Job
This hub was written from the point of view of your having just found your new job. Even if you may not be quite there yet, this will come in useful when you have found employment. Minimum wage or not, having a job to work in is everything. Finding employment is tough and challenging, but making an impression with bosses to keep that job can be even tougher. So here are 5 quick-to-memorise ways to make an impression in a new firm. This is a sure way to build a successful career. Feel free to bookmark this hub here if you wish. If you are a jobseeker or jobfinder and just found work, this will be useful.
1. Know what is expected of you – in other words, don’t waste any time by doing something that is just not seen as important. Examine your conscience – look at your position – ask what are your goals? And ask yourself how your performance here will be measured by bosses and how will those reviews be handled. We all have reviews. No exceptions. Even the Number One in a business answers to others, like shareholders and investors!
2. Never miss a deadline - one of my favorite Golden Rules of Work. Some deadlines happen only once and should not be missed at any cost. But what if you know you will miss a deadline? Then inform your boss about it straight away without delay and say why the deadline will be missed. Bosses often need to get their bad news straight away. Don’t fall under the sheer mass of a workload, and be buried before you even clear that first obstacle that will test you. Things will always test you. If however you find that a deadline is unreasonable or unrealistically set – then you need to say it. Most jobs have different cultures and all job environments have their own “politics” attached but learn to respect the rules around deadlines.
3. Make a real effort to settle in and enjoy your job – give the new job a chance and a reasonable amount of time to get used to and adapt to it all. Build up a rapport with your workmates. It’s one of the most rewarding aspects of having a job and being part of the team. But also build up a reputation as a dependable person, and as someone who is always positive and good to be around. This is a huge factor in your work life, and will pay dividends. I believe in being positive. It’s one of the best qualities to have as a person and worker. That includes being the first to volunteer for any tasks going, whether it’s job-related or social.
4. Keep a record or account of what you do – in fact make sure you look at how your predecessors did things in similar positions and in similar circumstances. Those records come in so useful. And remember – if you are overachieving, tell others about it, including your boss.
5. Network with the right people – so even if it’s only a drink after work, a work environment is such that you should take every advantage you get. There’s little point in being good in your job if no one knows about it or knows who you are. Work is a competitive place so exploit and grow your network.
One of the best ways to make an impression in a new job is to take your responsibilities seriously. Bosses like it when new candidates prove themselves by taking over problems and owning the problems.Nothing says it better than taking responsibility for your actions and your people. You will be judged accordingly.
John Lennon had a famous song called “power to the people”. I think of this as I write this hub, and I know Lennon was right. Making our mark in a new job is satisfying and empowering for us. It helps to re-affirm who we are and keep us on the right path. By following a few simple steps, we stay on course, and we don’t fail. Make this your mantra. I wish you success in your new job. Do your best to enjoy it too.
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