Want to Succeed in Your New Job?
Do you measure job success by how well you master skills, how much money you make, or the contribution you make either in your company or in society? Regardless of how you want to succeed, you have the power to make it happen.
- How can I make a good impression?
- How can I plan to succeed?
How Can I Make A Good Impression?
Exhibit your best qualities. Work to make a good impression on your employer and coworkers. Dress appropriately for work and act professionally. Arrive at work early. Work hard. Only take breaks at the appropriate times. Ask your supervisor for additional tasks when you run out of work to do. Do not gossip.
Learn your coworkers’ names and faces. Take time to meet and become acquainted with your coworkers. Use appropriate times, such as lunchtime, to visit with them.
Know about your new company. Take time before you start your new job to researching the company. Find out as much as you can about the history of the company and its achievements.
How Can I Plan to Succeed?
Learn the principles of continued success. Employment Resource Services and Self-Reliance Centers offer the Career Workshop, which teaches a section on succeeding once you get a job. Find out how The Career Workshop will help you be successful at your new job.
Be the kind of employee you would want to hire. Practice good work habits and cultivate positive attributes. Read more about what employers expect out of their employees.
Look for opportunities to improve. A large part of your success at work will come from being a valued employee. Gaining value as an employee is something you can work on and improve. As you increase your value, you will become a better candidate for advancement within your company.
Plan how you will deal with stress. A new job can be very stressful. Learn about dealing with stress in the workplace.