Everyone wants to make a good impression on their first day at a new job. Career blog Work Awesome suggests learning the landscape of your workplace like the back of your hand for better chances of success, new job or not.
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Blogger Bob Bessette says it's best to listen more than you talk, especially during those first crucial few days. You can learn a lot more about the climate and culture of the company that way than you can from any employee handbook or orientation.
Naturally, you also want to make it a point to learn your co-workers' names, but Bessette says you should take that a step farther and also get acquainted with the company's organisation chart and where everyone — especially you — fits into it.
Learn the Landscape. First of all, you should get a copy of the org chart from Human Resources and make it a point to learn it. Knowing who reports to whom, will help you become familiar with all of the players in the organisation. Knowing where to go to get help will be essential, not only to a new employee, but to a seasoned one.
Bessette's got a few other good tips in the post, so you'll want to head over there to check them out — definitely some great reminders for first-time job seekers or anyone dealing with new-job jitters. What memorable first-day-of-work experiences have you had? Share them in the comments.
5 Tips for the Brand New Employee [Work Awesome]