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How To Make A Great Impact At Your New Job?

Working at a new office can get a bit difficult at times. Meeting new people, taking new job responsibilities and creating a space of your own is challenging for sure. All this requires a lot of motivation, patience, and vigor. Nevertheless, just like you can learn anything, you can also learn the art of making a great impact at your new job.

The following tips will help you go through the new transition with ease:

Be positive – Being in an entirely new environment could be overwhelming, but don’t let it dampen your spirit. You have decided to be a part of this new environment for a reason. So always remember that reason. Be a happy and positive soul, someone who is ready to work with others and take up any task with great passion. When you are excited to work with others, others will reciprocate the same feeling. Give your job your 100% positively and you will certainly be successful.

Understand the people you are working with – We all have different ambitions, different personalities, and different likes and dislikes. As you are going to spend most of your time in a day at your workplace, it makes absolute sense to know and understand the people you are working with. Socializing at work will help you enjoy your workplace more and will make working in a team a lot easier than what you would have thought.

Take challenging tasks with ease – Someone rightly said, “Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.” Remember this and make it your life’s motto. Never let reluctance or fear of failure come between you and challenging tasks. Take up initiatives to do tasks that you have never done before or to take responsibilities you have never been given a chance to undertake before. While you may get scared, but don’t let anxiety come between you and your career. Step out of your comfort zone and you will grow for the better. Try new things and keep on learning.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions – In Don Herald’s words – “The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.”  Make it a point to learn new things without any inhibitions. Ask questions if you don’t know something, that’s completely alright. It makes sense to ask for help than to commit a blunder at your new job because of your lack of knowledge to do something. Never assume things. Either you know something or you don’t. Don’t hang in between. If you are unaware of how a task is performed, ask your co-workers. Nobody will judge your questions as a sign of weakness. They will, instead, be happy to find that you are willing to learn things on your own. And that’s a sign of great strength.

Think beyond your job description – While it is great to complete all your job responsibilities on time, it is even greater to perform your assigned role well and to think beyond it. Communicate more with your superiors and tell them that you want to do more. However, never compromise on the quality of the tasks you are already assigned. Complete them all with passion and then move ahead to seek more. Volunteer for new things. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

Be professional – Working in a new environment may make you a little excited, but this excitement should never be the reason of your unprofessionalism. Keep in mind that you are in a professional environment and that’s what you need to represent with your behavior and demeanor. Make friends, but as long as you are at your workspace, interact with them professionally. Also, dress according to your organization’s dress code policies. Don’t try to stand out from others by wearing flashy clothes. Always maintain the decorum. If you really want to stand out from others, then do that through your work.

Make your presence felt – The key to making a great impact at your new job is to make your presence felt. As much as you can, try to arrive early at your new office. Complete your jobs well on time. If needed, then leave late as well. And as long as it isn’t too important, never call in sick. Don’t take frequent or long breaks. Build a good attendance record. When it comes to communicating with others, don’t shy away. Be confident and be present.

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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