Tips for Getting Settled at Your New Job

Landing a new job can bring you a mix of different emotions. As exciting as it could be, getting settled in your new role can also be quite terrifying and confusing. It is imperative that you get some insights on the challenges you might face and how to deal with them. Read on to get a few tips for a smoother transition as you get settled in your new role.

1. Set goals
Every stage of your career involves good goal-setting techniques. Lay out some short term and long term goals by asking yourself questions such as what do you want to accomplish in your first three months, what do you want to accomplish in the future and how should you plan to continually improve your efficiency. These queries are just right to set you off in the right direction.

2. Find a mentor
One of the best ways to get settled in your new position is to find a mentor. Seek out a reliable, confident and initiative senior staff and do not be afraid to share with them your interest in learning about and from their experiences. Mentoring has numerous benefits that will be invaluable as you integrate into the team.

3. Familiarise yourself in company culture
Observing and familiarising yourself to the overall culture of the company will help you to adapt to your new working environment. Do this by simply reading up on the company’s history as well as any current mission statements, business plans and company handbooks immerse yourself on what goes on around you in order to understand the organisation’s values and how it engages with its customers, employees and the local community.

4. Get involved
Show your colleagues that you are a team player by increasing your participation with them. Extend a hand to a co-worker whenever possible or attend as many social events as you can. What’s more, work social events are one good way to get away from your desk and meet some of the most experienced, knowledgeable, successful professionals in your new office.

5. Build relationships
Do not hesitate to get to know your colleagues by asking them lots of questions about themselves. Building individual bonds can be achieved by finding something in common with each of your co-workers.

With a combined 27 years of recruitment experience, KCJ Recruitment has branched out to provide quality workers in the forklift, warehousing and commercial sectors. We have a team dedicated to finding the right people for the right jobs to ensure that we know the recruitment business inside out, be it temporary or permanent, public or private sector. Contact us on 01793 200 110 for any enquiries you might have.