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Old ways to succeed in your New job

, July 5, 2013, 0 Comments

Starting a new job is always super exciting! There are various reasons why we could land up with a new job. You start a new job when you step right out of campus, or you could move to a new job for career growth. Some move out of frustration with the organization or the boss in the old job and many when the job was not what they hoped for!

Whatever your reason it’s important to always start a new job as if it is your first. You owe it to yourself and your organization. In a way a new job is like your first job. It’s a new office location probably, new desk, new colleagues, new boss and a new email client!

Funnily enough, of all the new things a new email client has always concerned me. Going from outlook to lotus notes to GroupWise (a client I don’t like at all!)

Anyway, moving on…a new job is always exciting! Everything is new and therefore the situation presents itself with an opportunity to prove yourself, experiment and work with possibly an awesome boss who gives you enough leeway to do things your way!

So when moving to a new job remember: –

1- Do your homework about the organization you are joining. Read especially about the function and department you are going to be part of. Understand how and why it’s important to the organization ‘s success

2- Don’t judge people and draw conclusions about them on the very first day. Give it time. The person you didn’t like on day one can go on to become your best friend

3- Study the work culture around you. Is there more email communication than face-to-face communication? Follow this norm for the first few weeks at least!

4- You can follow the norm but don’t sit late at work because everyone else is! It will become a habit. Set your trend early on so your boss and colleagues know what to expect from you

5- And importantly don’t gossip or b#%*h about the boss. It can land you in trouble. There are plenty of backstabbers around…

Good Luck on your new job!

About author
Aarti Iyer is a Sydneysider who originally hails from Mumbai, India. She has a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Sydney,speaks fluent French and is currently working towards her doctorate in Leadership. She is passionate about writing and author of the book “The Story of a Girl, 60Seconds That Changed Life." Her family gives meaning to her life and when not writing or studying; she enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and young daughter. Aarti shares her experiences in her weblog FlyingBubbles. ...more