Here are a few tips to help settling in a little bit easier…
1. Make an effort to get to know the team – Showing you’re enthusiastic about trying to get to know members of the team, as well as being enthusiastic about your work, will naturally allow your colleagues to be more open and welcoming.
2. Turn up on time and be presentable – First impressions count and showing you have made an effort always helps when starting in a new workplace.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – As much as you want to start the job and know everything as soon as you start, that won’t be the case. If you need some more information clarifying on something don’t be afraid to ask questions.
4. Embrace the induction process – If there is an induction process in place these can be information overload and quite daunting. Our advice is to stick with it and embrace it though it should pay off in the long run. You will have a better idea of what your role is and how you fit within the company.
5. Stay positive – When you start it is nerve racking and if you’ve been unemployed for a long time it can be very hard getting into a new routine and being in a new environment. Managers are there to support you and give you advice if needed. It can take up to 2 months to feel 100% comfortable in a job so don’t worry if you don’t get everything straight away.