You've persevered and finally secured a new job. Congratulations! You'll have a lot of work ahead of you to learn your new job. Well, not really the job, but what your new employer expects of you and how to fit in. This in itself is more than a full-time job. You are bound to feel overwhelmed. Give yourself time to adjust, however, don't forget to stay actively connected to the hundreds of new contacts you've made. You will need this network again, maybe sooner than you want.
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 Scott Herrick's post: The Ultimate Introduction to Your New Manager from Cube Rules
- Learn the rules from your new co-workers
- 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.
Is there anything you would like to share?