Planning your own professional career - Changing jobs (part 5)
What is the most important thing in the first few days in a new job? What do employers pay attention to and what can help you in your new position? First of all, self-control, self-confidence and no stress - you will learn the rest! Check when a job change is necessary and how to prepare for it!
Any change is a stressful situation. We are afraid of what is new and unknown. We often prefer not to lean out just to stay in a place that is our comfort zone and is safe. However, this is not always the right solution. The changes, although difficult at the beginning, usually turn out for good. If we see the necessity to make a change in our current professional life, it is a sign that we have stopped developing in our present place and we do not see any possibility for this to change.
Changing jobs and coping with stress
If we manage to deal with the fear of changing jobs and decide on a new one, the worst is over. The first day in a new place, although equally stressful, has one advantage - it only lasts one day. To avoid unpleasantness, be prepared for it properly. First of all, choose an outfit in which you will feel comfortable and comfortable the day before. Plan your travels to your workplace and check what time you should leave so that you don't be late. Get some sleep. In the morning, take care of your good appearance, use your favorite perfumes and take care of a good mood. When you first meet your boss and coworkers, be confident, but not arrogant. Smile and try to connect with each person.
Communication skills and job change
It is the ability to communicate with colleagues that can prove invaluable at the beginning of a new job. Try to talk to everyone without avoiding any contacts. Only with time will you be able to tell which people you stick closer to and with whom you have no common topic. Do not judge people you meet hastily, or at least do not make your judgments out loud. You don't know yet who you can trust. Don't hesitate to ask for even the simplest things - you have the right, you are a new employee. Try to focus and perform your new duties with commitment and meticulousness.
Body language under control
Remember that any verbal communication should be reflected in body language. Sometimes gestures and facial expressions make up 90% of the message, so it's worth making sure that they correspond to what you say. The basis of good contact with co-workers is the ability to listen and take an interest in what they say. Listen carefully, ask questions and be involved. A smile is also a recipe for many situations. Even the worst situation, swiftly turned into a joke, can save you face.
Creating a new image - changing jobs
Changing jobs means joining a new environment where you will not avoid being assessed. The first few seconds of contact mean a lot - the first impression can only be made once. After this first moment, our interlocutor qualified us to a specific group of people and it will be difficult to change it later. How can I fix it? Again, the best solution is simply to smile and be natural.A good mood and cordiality usually have a positive effect on relationships with people.
The first few weeks in a new job are taking on new responsibilities and learning the procedures that operate inside the organization. Don't worry if you have a lot of questions at the beginning - that's normal. Each new employee is exposed to it, and those more experienced are obliged to provide appropriate help in such a situation. Over time, try to do more and more alone and take responsibility for them. Try to manage the time and priorities of tasks in the best possible way, so that they can be carried out in accordance with the list of duties in your position. This is a recipe for success!
After a few weeks, everything should return to normal in the new workplace. Less stress, new acquaintances, developing duties, first successes. Was it worth refraining from changing jobs and stressing the first day in the new environment? Now you know that you don't.