Congratulations, because if you’re reading this then it can be assumed that you’ve recently secured a new job! The hardest part might well be over, but the first month of a new role can still be a nerve-wracking experience - new people to meet, new teams to work with, and new acronyms to learn. Follow these key steps to set yourself up for success in your new job over the first 30 days, whether you’re starting in the office or remotely.
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- Perfect your introduction
- Avoid information overload
- Create calendar reminders for important tasks
- Understand your performance metrics
- Learn about company culture
- Onboarding virtually
Whether you’re joining a company with 8 employees or 800, introducing yourself properly to new colleagues can help you make a great first impression. Your hiring manager should let you know whether they will be sending out an introductory email to your team or whether you will be introduced during a meeting, so you can plan accordingly. If not - be proactive and either ask your manager to organise a round of introductions, or take the initiative to make yourself known to team members.
Ensure that you prepare your 15-second elevator pitch in advance, as this can help lessen the stress of introducing yourself on the spot.
You should include:
- Who you are
- What your new role is
- Why you are excited to be joining the business