Having goals lined up before you start your new job is a great way to prepare yourself for success. Here are 6 quick tips that will get you started in the right direction:
Ask Questions: Asking a question when you don't know something is very important. This will save you time and allow you to complete more tasks instead of being knee high in confusion. Don't be embarrassed to ask questions. Your coworkers and supervisors understand that you may have a period of adjustment as you become accustomed to your new position.
Minimize Personal Business On The Job: During your first months on a new job you should definitely center in on your roles and responsibilities. Drill in and focus.
Be on time, leave on time: A critical part of creating a good first impression is being on time. Working your full scheduled hours and making sure to keep track of time while on lunch is essential. Give yourself extra time if you know it's necessary.
Network: Don't be afraid to socialize. You may feel somewhat apprehensive at your new job but casually conversing with your coworkers will show them your personality and begin to build a rapport you will need.
Take Notes: Write things down! It's a quick way to stay organized with your day to day tasks. Until you become familiar to your new job routine, you may have a ton of other things to deal with in addition to performing well on your job, like finding an apartment or the best route to work. Keep things in order by having a note book for personal matters and work related affairs and bring them everyday.
Attitude: Last but not least, is your attitude. Staying positive while at your new position may be your greatest asset and it will be noticed by others. An enthusiastic new member of the team us always welcomed.