Let’s assume that you have already worked for a certain organization for several years, and then you decide to grow further, change the field of activity, etc. But from the previous job, you should also leave with dignity, to finish all the work to the end, and do not forget requesting w2 from a previous employer. So, you have successfully passed the interview, and on Monday you are expected at a new interesting job. You are over-enthusiastic, but you are also insanely nervous. Well, I’m going to remind you of a few simple rules to keep the stress of the transition to a new job to a minimum.
Rule one. Open your chakras and calm down
So, you’re sitting in a new chair for the first day and immediately want to wow the new management with your remarkable talents. It’s not going to work. You are stressed.
Whether you’re so nervous that your hands are shaking or feel a little excitement – it already depends on your personality. When you’re in such a suspended state trying to prove that you’re the best, it leads to unnecessary fuss. You will make twice as many mistakes.
By the way, if you make a mistake, don’t be afraid to admit it. Try to offer suggestions for fixing it. And now breathe deeply, remember that only angels have no flaws, and even those in heaven, and open the chakras to receive as much information as possible from the outside.
Rule number two. Ask questions and keep your ears warm
And here the information will go to you in an endless stream. And to keep most of it in your head is the number one task during the first days of work.
You are lucky if you were met at the office door by a wise mentor. And told you the following:
- Job descriptions. In essence, what responsibilities do you have and to what extent.
- Rules of the internal schedule. Whether it is acceptable to drink tea with cookies in the workplace, how many times a day you can go for a smoke break, how much time is given for lunch.
- It would be ideal if you were privy to some of the minutiae. Let’s say the boss doesn’t like to be hummed along in the workplace. But, most likely, such information you will have to get on your own.
So let’s warm our ears! That is, learn about the rules of the dress code if it exists. If a free form of clothing is allowed – try not to dress too provocatively in the first few days. Later you will be able to determine what is acceptable in the group, and what is better to avoid. The appearance of a new employee can be one of the irritating factors for the “old-timers.
Rule four, five, sixth, etc
No gossip. Gossiping is not worthy. And for a new employee is simply unacceptable.
Do not talk on personal matters on the cell phone, and especially on the office phone. In the extreme case should leave the workplace.
Do not be late. Remember, accuracy is the politeness of kings!
Do not stay up late. Late nights, most likely, mean that you can not properly plan your workday or are trying to look up to the boss. Neither of these things will work for you.
Of course, running headlong as soon as the hands reached six in the evening is also not worth it. Keep a balance.
Remember, any organization is a complex mechanism. And you can become a full-fledged cog in it only after a few months. I hope that these rules will help you spend these months without unnecessary nerves!