a new job will always be stressful, even for the most confident of individuals. It is a step into the unknown and not one to be taken lightly.
Start planning your onboarding process. Communicating regularly with your new employer on the lead up to your start date will ensure you are both in tune with each other’s expectations. Take responsibility for learning what you need to.
Work with your new manager to identify people you should get to know, locations you should visit, and products and services you should be familiar with once you have begun.
Once onboard, do not be afraid to give your input and offer your perspective, as a recent starter, on how the business is run and the key challenges —in a humble way so as not to offend.
Set yourself one or two short-term goals that you can achieve early on. These should stem from your unique perspective and experience and act as confidence-builders for you. David O’reilly is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with a MSC in business from TCD and employment law from UCD. O’reilly Digney & Associates are leaders in the recruitment of professionals for industry and finance. If you have a career question, please send it to email@example.com
Interviews can tell both parties a lot but positions are clearer when working together