There are certain things you can do when you start a new job to impress your employers.
Job searching can be strenuous, but finally landing the perfect job is a rewarding accomplishment.
However, you shouldn't get too comfortable - once you sign your contract, you have to be sure to live up to the expectations outlined by your employers.
Things like asking for help and feedback can help you get a strong start at your new job.
Here are the eight smartest things I did when I started my new job.
Quick: It's your first day at your new job. What do you do? How do you make sure that you start things off on the right foot when you're surrounded by intelligent and intensely driven people? AdvertisementThat's the conundrum I was faced with two and a half years ago when I first entered the workforce as a staff writer at a startup.
It was a scary, exciting, and slightly overwhelming experience. But I had some help from my friends and managers - not to mention people on the internet who claimed to know the best ways to get ahead in a new gig. I was able to cobble together the bits of advice I got into the best combination for me and my job.
Here are the eight smartest things I did when I first started my job:
1. Asked for help
2. Read the wiki
3. Leaned in to using new tech
4. Set up 1:1’s with people on my team
5. Paid attention to best practices
6. Used my ‘enrichment’ stipend
7. Volunteered for (almost) every opportunity that came my way