It’s the moment you’ve been hoping for — you’re offered a new role. Now what?
Starting a new role is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. What will your new job entail? How can you make a positive impression on your new team? Don’t fret. Here are some helpful tips as you embark on your new venture.
Learn the ropes
Educate yourself on your new position, department and co-workers. Find out what your responsibilities and priorities will be while gaining an understanding of your manager’s expectations. It’s important to learn the correct functions and processes in your department, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Improve retention of all this new information by taking notes during training sessions and meetings.
Build a professional relationship with your co-workers by showing a sincere interest in their roles and obligations. Learn their names, and find ways to network and collaborate with them. Be mindful of your co-workers’ time and preferred work environment to show you’re considerate.
You talked the talk — now, it’s time to walk the walk. Your hiring manager believes in you and your ability to grow. Now, prove they made the right choice. Be prepared to demonstrate the strengths you discussed during your interview.
Show a genuine interest in the tasks assigned to you and keep a to-do list. Place reminders on your calendar to help you complete your tasks on time. Always double-check your work to avoid mistakes.
Continue to grow
After a few months you’ll have a better understanding of your new job. You’ll learn how to be successful in your department and start thinking about taking on more responsibility. Show initiative by seeking opportunities, and discuss with your manager how you can expand upon your strengths and improve upon your weaknesses.
Be excited! You have what it takes, and you proved that in your interview. Seize this opportunity and show your new manager — and co-workers — you’re an asset to the team.
Sources: aces.edu, melaniebolke.com