You’ve landed a new job. Congratulations! Now what?
Starting off on the right foot can make all the difference in the world. What can you do to increase your odds of being successful? What can you do to begin to develop the right relationship with your manager? How can you get up to speed as quickly as possible? It can often feel like you have big shoes to fill.
Here’s a simple list of things to do when starting a new job:
- Have a One on One with your new manager.
Before you do this, read Scot Herrick’s post: The Ultimate Introduction to Your New Manager from Cube Rules
- Learn the rules from your new co-workers (and make friends from the ICT Job Hunter)
- Create and share your 30-60-90 day plan
- Chisel time into your schedule to continue to attend professional meetings
- Look for opportunities to continue to develop your “brand”
- Be open to new ways of doing things (Don’t be a know-it-all)
- Inform recruiters of your new status, but stay active with them
- Keep a running list of Accomplishments from your new job (you’ll need them)
- Maintain contact with job search friends (LinkedIn can make this less time consuming)
Sharing your success story is also important. People want to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Give back by telling your story. Here are 25 lessons learned from a job seeker graduate!
Is there anything you would like to share?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.