6 Things to do in the first 30 days of your new job
Starting a new job can be overwhelming because there is so much to do. Some of these need to be done within the month you are hired.Get to know the people in the workplaceOne of the biggest concerns people have in starting a new job is fitting in. Remembering names and small details about co-workers helps a new employee to transition to a colleague from “the new guy”. It’s also never too early to make connections in the workplace.
Add the job to your CVJust in case the new job doesn’t work out, it’s important to prepare for having to find a new job. Add the name of the company, your job title, and the month you started working on your CV. As the job progresses, document your accomplishments so you don’t have to remember them when the time comes for another job search.Review the job's code of conductNew employees are expected to make mistakes, but some mistakes, no matter how little they seem, can cost you your job in certain workplaces. Some companies have had so much trouble with social media during work hours for example that the first offense calls for termination.Spruce up your wardrobeNow is the time to buy work clothes if needed. Take a look at what everyone else is wearing at work and use it as a guide when going shopping. When in doubt it’s better to dress more formal than needed rather than less formal.Take notes and ask questionsIt’s the responsibility of the new employee to learn the ins and outs of their new job quickly. Write everything down and make sure you know everything you need to know.Go above and beyond the job's expectationsSome employers hire employees for a probationary period before they decide to keep them. This is the time to prove yourself as a worker.