If Only I Knew This When I Started

We've all been there before. You just accepted a new job offer and you are eager to jump in and get going. The days before you start your new role can have two different scenarios: 

Scenario 1. Heck yes! I am a rock star and this company is going to love me!

  • You already have mapped out everything you plan to do the first 30-60 days
  • You are connecting with your new coworkers and understanding your role

Scenario 2. Oh my goodness! What did I just get myself into?!

  • You have frequent panic attacks as you lay in bed at night
  • You feel deeply inadequate to take on this new role

Either you have had one of these scenarios already or you will in the future. We felt it would be a good idea to share some advice on how to be successful when you start a new job. Below are some great tips on how to bring success to your next position. 

         Flickr User:  Stockmonkeys.com

        Flickr User: Stockmonkeys.com

from the voices of the hirevue team:

Build Connections: 

  • "Relationships and building trust is KEY to building a long lasting career!"
  • "The standard networking rules apply when you start a new job. Meet as many people as you can, and find out how you can help them. The more people you help the more you will get along the way." 
  • "Find out what the people are like who you will be working with on a daily basis and let that weigh your decisions more than anything else."

Know Your Team: 

  • "One thing I wish I knew was the importance of really understanding your supervisor's management style. I have worked places in the past where I was really gung ho about the organization only to find out that my immediate superior was not one I wanted work with. It can really sour the job if you don't do your research on potential leaders and coworkers ahead of time."

Work Hard: 

  • "Be a team player. No matter what position you have or organization you are in - if you help those around you, work in a way that makes your co-workers lives easier, and are unselfish -in general you will begin to see good things happen to your career and will find success."
  • "Always be willing to take risks and don't let fear cripple you. Good enough action that doesn't harm anyone is better than waiting until you know exactly what to do. Jump!"

Let us know what you have learned from past experiences! We would love to hear from you!! Comment below.