Settling into a new job can be a bit difficult for people, particularly the ones who do not open up so easily. We all take our own time. But this experience doesn’t have to be a terrible one. It’s the beginning of a new chapter. How about loosening up a bit about it? If you are wondering how, these suggestions for settling into a new job will definitely help. They worked well for my friends and this is exactly how I started my first day at work. I am not an introvert but settling into a new job was difficult for me as well.
Simple ways to boost confidence and settling into a new job
Get to know your colleagues
Talk to people and get to know them, this is the simplest mantra from where everything begins. New people, new surroundings. It’s not only who is curious about the new environment but the others are also looking forward to meeting the new person in the room. Sitting quietly on your desk on the very first day is not at all a good idea. Yes, I understand, there are new job jitters. But I am confident that you will overcome those. Introduce yourself and get to know your co-workers. From today onwards, you will be spending a major part of your day with them.
Make Your Desk Your own
Most often, we look forward to something because we feel that we belong. This sense of belonging inspires, motivates, and shows the way. To build this feeling, we take some steps. Not asking you to do something extraordinary. Start with your desk. Make it your own. Decorate it with elements that matter to you and reflect who you are. Trust me, you will feel strongly motivated and inspired. Not just on the first day but on all days.
Understand your goals
Settling into a new job can get easier if you understand your goals. The best way to understand this is by talking to your boss. You can also break the ice by sending an email to your boss even before you join. This would give the impression that you are eagerly looking forward to working with the company. Now on the first day, try to get some clarity on expectations regarding your role in the organization. What is that you must achieve in a few months down the line? Once you are clear about your goals, working towards the same can get easier and more organized. Accordingly, you can create a performance plan. Gradually, fitting in won’t be a cause of concern.
By now, you know your co-workers, you have built a familiarity with your workplace and made your desk your own. For settling into a new job, these simple steps will go a long way. Hope you have a great day ahead!
(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Energy Dais.)