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Top ten tips when starting a new job

Monday 4 July 2016 4.20pm

Bonnie Evans, Recruitment Consultant at Hoople LtdI’m really excited about being appointed Recruitment Adviser at Hoople and am looking forward to meeting clients, old and new.

As a ‘newbie’, I thought I’d share with you my top ten tips for starting a new job.

They certainly helped me with the smooth transition into my new role and reduced my nerves from day one!

If you’ve got any tips of your own, I’d love to hear them. Please post below.

  1.  Gather as much information as you can about your new employer. Absorb yourself in your new organisation and read as much as you can about them.
  2. Try and visit your new workplace/colleagues prior to starting – it’ll be less daunting on your first day if you’re not walking into a room full of strangers. 
  3. Make sure you are clear about your targets and anything that is expected of you from day one. 
  4. Be positive and enthusiastic and be sure to thank everyone who helps you to learn the ropes.
  5. Don’t be frightened to ask for help – you won’t be expected to know everything from day one.
  6. Listen to and follow advice given – and don’t be embarrassed to make notes as you go along. If you have a legitimate contribution, don’t be afraid to make it, but it’s especially the case when you’re new to an organisation to listen more than talk.
  7. Be prepared to adapt – your previous method of working may not be suitable here. Try and take the first few days to learn the processes that your colleagues are using. 
  8. When you complete the tasks that you’ve been given, ask for more work. Don’t sit around waiting to be noticed.
  9. Don’t conduct personal business in company time.
  10. Make sure you understand and establish a plan to achieve your goals. Meet regularly with your line manager to share achievements and review progress towards your objectives.

Good luck!

Bonnie Evans, Recruitment Consultant at Hoople

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