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How to deal with the first 30 days in a new job

In this video I help you to manage the first 30 days in a new job.

I hope you are watching this because you have landed a new job. Congratulations, I hope all goes well.

It can be a nerve-racking experience starting a new job, especially if it is a step up from your previous position. You may get slightly anxious and suffer with a bit of 'imposter syndrome' - watch my video on that subject to help you overcome any of those thoughts and to give yourself more confidence.

Why did they give you the role?

Spend some time thinking why they gave you the job. If you are able to ask the relevant people that question then do so, it is a great way to understand their expectations and what they think of you.

Fully understand the role and the business

Now is the time to be asking all the right questions that you do not want to be asking in six months’ time, so people do not say ‘I thought you would know that’. Ask away and fully understand how everything works, especially the financials.

Be optimistically inquisitive

What I mean by that is, ask questions to seek understanding of how things work and how processes have been implemented. Ask ‘how was it decided that would suit the business best?’ Not ‘why would you do it that way?’ which implies they have it all wrong. Take on the role of a business consultant and ask away and fully understand how it all works.

Network well

Get to know people well and how they like to communicate, in both business or more personal conversations. Avoid giving opinions and making assumptions until you know who is who and what is what in the business. Be mindful of saying the right thing, in the right way and at the right time.

Big impact

Think about how you want people to perceive you and act and behave accordingly. What message do you want people to get from based on how you interact with others? Is going in all guns blazing and the big I am a good idea or is a subtle approach more appropriate.

Reflect on what you are experiencing

Learn from the experience, absorb what is going on and give the new job, people, and the company time if you suddenly feel ‘is this a good idea?’ Keep in touch and network with previous contacts and companies you have worked with and always talk positively about them. It is a small world in business and sometimes it can seem that everyone knows each other.

Enjoy the experience and your new journey.

If you have any questions please do get in contact.


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