08 Aug How to be the Best New Employee
Starting at a new Company can be quite daunting but, everyone starts somewhere. You need to learn the ropes and become a credible part of the team. There are a few points that you can work on from the start to make a successful impression.
Learn as much as you can about the business. Research the company and the field that you are in. The best resources can often be found on the company’s website, social media and even industry publications. This will not only impress others but the more you learn, the more confident you will feel in your job.
Get to know your other colleagues and what their duties entail. There may be other people in your department who have held your position. These people often have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to challenges or opportunities you may face.
Reliability will help to get you noticed and create a good impression. The more tasks you complete reliably the better for your future with the company. Be punctual for meetings and on time for any project deadlines.
Be honest if you are unsure and also if you make any errors. No one is perfect and often we learn from our mistakes, especially if we are new. Don’t be scared to tackle the mistakes and correct them accordingly while being completely honest. Suggest to your superiors ways that you could fix the mistake. Honesty builds your credibility.
Have a positive attitude even when there is pressure to reach deadlines. Be willing to help on other projects. This is also an excellent way to build relationships and become an effective part of the Company.