My top 3 tips to ease you into a new job
First things first – Hi I’m Leanne
I’ve recently started at Get Your Media and could not be more excited about the upcoming projects and developments we have in store.
…However, before I get into all that I thought it would be good for me to introduce myself, as (fingers crossed), I’m here to stay!
I’ve had an array of jobs and experiences that have brought me to where I am today. I love travelling, learning new skills and listening to others’ experiences, which will hopefully come across in what I share with you through Get Your Media’s updates.
I will be doing a regular blog to keep you up to speed with what’s happening at Get Your Media, including; office moves, new projects, company developments, events, awards and much, much more!
Before all that though, and with me being just 1 month in, I wanted to start by sharing my top 3 tips to ease you into your first week in a new job…
- Say Hi, make your mark
You may feel shy and nervous for the first few days, and that’s completely normal – the thought of speaking to new people and seeing new faces can be daunting. But it’s important to try to overcome this and introduce yourself to everyone. You will come across as confident and cheerful, and it’ll help you get started on the right foot.
- Listen, ask, take notes
During your first week, you’ll be getting lots of new information thrown at you, so you should spend most of your time listening and digesting everything (especially how your team take their morning brew… J).
This is also the time to ask questions. Your first few days and weeks are all about finding your feet and understanding the business and your role within it – your team will be open to questions, so ask away! Asking questions will show your enthusiasm and interest in the job, which is always a good thing.
Also, there’s nothing worse than having to admit that you haven’t understood a process that sounded simple at the time. Don’t be afraid to take notes and create your own little book to refer to for those times when the morning brew hasn’t quite kicked in!
- Honesty is the best policy
You are in a new environment, potentially dealing with a lot of new systems, processes and personalities. Without putting a negative spin on your first week, something will go wrong, whether it’s within your control or not. You will call someone by the wrong name, forget to put an important date in the diary, or even forget to press that all important record button on the camera (true story, sorry Josh!).
However, from my experience honesty is the best policy and communication is key. Own your mistakes, find a solution and learn from them so you don’t make them again and (hopefully) it will become something that you can look back on and have a giggle at having resolved it there and then.
…But seriously, not pressing the record button – what a muppet!