Searching for a new job can be time-consuming, which can make the moment when you do get a new job feel like a big relief. Even when you’ve landed a great job there is still some work to be done! When you enter a new workplace, you are afforded a lot of opportunities for career advancement and it’s up to you to make the most of it. Here are some tips you can use to help you succeed in your new workplace.
Write Down Your Accomplishments
As you get into the routine of your new work schedule begin recording the achievements you make in your role. Doing this will make it easier to update your resume and keep track of your growth. This can help you ask for a raise in the months to come and give you a benchmark you can use to set professional goals for yourself.
Build Your Skills
When you are in a new position, you should take the opportunity to broaden your skill set. You should naturally gain more skills as you stay in a role longer and are entrusted with more responsibilities. For example, as you are promoted, you’ll be able to expand your leadership skills. Another way you can build your skills in a new job is by seeking additional training and certifications. Some employers pay for their employees to get more certifications! Gaining other skills will make you a more marketable, well-rounded employee.
Expand Your Network
In your new position, you’ll work with people who have a variety of experiences and connections. It’s a good idea to make authentic connections with the people you’re working with (both in your department and beyond). Make sure that you’re open to participating in office activities, so you don’t miss out on less-formal networking opportunities as well.
When starting a new job, many people are eager to make a good impression on the people they work with. A common misconception many people have when starting a new career is that asking questions will make their coworkers think they are incompetent. Asking questions is a great way to make sure you truly understand your job and shows your coworkers that you are humble enough to ask for help when you need it.
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