So you have landed your very first job – congratulations! But now you actually have the task of integrating into your workplace and impressing your employer. That very first week of a new job can be an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming experience.
Transitioning from a new grad to an employee
The time has come for you to transition from a graduate looking for work to a bonafide employee on the career ladder. To survive this first week on the job, the best thing that you can do is keep your ears open at all times and to listen to everything that everyone tells you, whether they are your boss or not. Of course, listening to what people have to say is important for you to gain an understanding of your work tasks, but it can also be invaluable for understanding a work culture. Do people share ideas and collaborate? Do employers and employees have a mutual exchange or is communication top down? These are the kinds of things you will learn by listening to and observing everything around you.
Also, make sure that you put in the effort to ingratiate within the company. Don’t be a wallflower. Introduce yourself to people, tell them about yourself, and ask questions about their roles. This will give you a better understanding of the people you work with, of the company generally, and you will be forming bonds with your colleagues straight away.
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