ASTARTING

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Business & Appointments - - FRONT PAGE -

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 sun­day­busi­ness@in­de­pen­dent.ie

In­ter­views can tell both par­ties a lot but po­si­tions are clearer when work­ing to­gether

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