THE FIRST MONTH ON THE JOB

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The first month on the job should be spent studying the office culture and refining a new corporate persona. Before the first day of a new job, it is important to contact a direct supervisor, introduce oneself, and ask if there are any pertinent materials that should be read or studied to become more accustomed to the culture.

Every workplace has policies about expense reports, health insurance, retirement plans, and flexible work or teleworking opportunities. It is important to read and reread all information about how such plans work. It can be a wise strategy to avoid a vacation until being at a new company for at least three months. Young professionals need to establish their work ethic before asking for time off, and to be perceived as serious about the job opportunity. When asked to help out on a project, We advises college graduates to be sure to listen, communicate, and be respectful. No one likes a twenty-something know-it-all, but people love team players.

Additionally, suggests that newly employed college graduates should never doubt the power of observation. The first month is a prime time to figure out how things work at a company, such as how many personal breaks and emails are tolerated, how to order office supplies, how to dress for company events, etc. Similarly, understanding colleagues’ priorities is also important. For example, by spotting family photographs on supervisors’ desks, it is possible to assume they value family life.

The first month is also the right time to thoroughly meet and interact with new colleagues. Young professionals can make a positive first impression if they make eye contact, smile, firmly shake hands, and make notes about people and their roles in the company.

Office lingo can sometimes seem like a foreign language when first entering a new work environment. Deciphering such lingo means reading between the lines. For example, when someone says, “I’ve got too much on my plate,” it could mean that have too many projects to work on, or just want it to seem this way, and want someone to take on one of these assignments. Understanding such cues can help a young professional successfully integrate into an office.

A person’s desk speaks volumes about his or her performance and character. It is important that this space is kept neat and organized from day one. Similarly, it is helpful to take the time to quickly remove items from an email inbox, cross off to-do lists, and to remove emails as soon as they are answered. All of this will keep the mind sharp and show employers that a job is being taken seriously.

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About anubhamauryaw

Anubha,a Trainer, Facilitator & OD&L Professional, drive to make things happen. A prolific Human Process Interventionist, created PRISM Philosophy, ( Prepare. Respect. Implement. Share. Maintain) carries 16 years of rich experience have worked with top of the line blue chip organizations like Honeywell, ICICI Bank, Moody ICL Certification were she was heading ODL, Trainings & Quality verticals. Her areas of expertise include human process intervention, Organisation Development, Change engagement Learning, Team building, POSH and Quality implementation. She is Consultant as Change Engagement & Learning for OD and delivers corporate training programs at national and international platform and First lady from India doing research on FOLLOWERSHIP. She is the Self-Discipline Strategist who relates profound truths coupled with humorous anecdotes empowering professionals to conquer their apprehension. Her work involves direct observation, real time feedback, experiential learning and coaching following Andragogy principles. Self-directed and self-motivated, Charismatic and persuasive, with the ability to rely on logic and facts to support her positions. In times of pressure, tend to be objective in her approach and direct in her communication. Naturally, optimistic, you seek out the possibilities in life. Her creativity and ability to solve problems are some of her greatest strengths. This paired with drive, vision, and methodical approach allows her to create new opportunities, keeping her experiences fresh and exciting. Preferring to develop new ideas rather than maintaining systems already in place. Bold person, whose character is marked by originality, expressiveness, generosity, determination, and a keen eye for details Natural born communicator and an adept social navigator, often others will sit by, engage new people or invite others in to make them feel at home. With a talent for creative reasoning and big picture thinking, she is a great innovator and are typically seen this way by others. Her energy and forward thinking can generate a team-oriented environment, helping to accomplish goals by motivating others, while creating an atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

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