New job dos and don’ts

Starting a new job in the digital marketing sector can be stressful and people often make mistakes which they later regret. Here are 8 helpful tips to help you make the most out of your first few weeks of your new job.

Do’s

Listen and learn

The more you understand your own role and the role of those around you can help give you an early understanding of how all the cogs fit together. It is also better to ask the silly questions now and learn from it right at the beginning as opposed to struggling for month and then having to ask which may be a lot harder as time goes on.

Build relationships

One of your first goals should be to become a part of the team; listening to your colleagues, asking questions and showing appreciation for their help can help you get to know and build working relationships with those that will be around you every day.

Be Positive and Professional

First impressions play a large part in getting to know someone, being professional and positive about your new role and tasks will help in creating good first impressions.

Time Keeping

It goes without saying that you should show up on time for your new job, planning your journey in advance considering any variables to can help you achieve this.

Don’ts

Be Late

It takes only seconds to make a first impression, showing up late will not help you in making a positive impression.

Judge or criticize

It is best not to criticize how a job is being done until you understand it fully, telling a person how they should be doing something can also cost you a good relationship with someone you will be spending a lot of time with.

Accept work without asking questions

You might think accepting a task will help put you in your boss’s good books however, if you don’t understand the task you should make that known and ask questions. Otherwise this may lead to your boss thinking you’re just wasting time.

Don’t Stress Too Much

You may bring a wealth of skills and experience to your new role however there will always be jobs or tasks that you don’t understand and you won’t be able to learn all at once. Remember that you are new and still able to learn your colleagues will be aware of this and happy to teach you what you don’t already know.

By following these simple steps, you should hopefully be able to make the most out of your first few weeks, remember nobody expects a new employee to be perfect so try not to over think everything.