Congratulations! After weeks or even month of job hunting, your hardwork finally paid off. After passing rounds of tests and interviews successfully, you seal the deal by signing the contract for the job you have been dreaming of. So in the New Year, you will start the day with a new job role as well. Everyone will agree that landing on your dream job in itself is something that you should be grateful for. However, there remains a sense of doubt and nervousness, even for the slightest, about your new position in the new office.
Am I really suitable for the job? Am I actually competent enough to get it? What if I fail and unable to achieve the goal as expected?
When you are just starting your new job, there are good chances that these questions ever cross your mind. But, relax! You are not alone, as most people would feel the same way when they are faced with similar situation. Getting a new job role often comes as not only exciting experience, but also a daunting one. There will be both sense of excitement and anticipation when someone is given a new responsibility.
Nevertheless, despite everything you might feel, the show must go on. You should confront all those fears and begin to make an impact right away. If you need some insights on how to nail the first days at your new job role, here are several tips you can practice today:
1. Believe in yourself
The biggest reason why people are not confident in their new job role is that because they do not trust their own ability. Therefore, all you need to do is lift your head and tell yourself 'I can do it.' Say it over and over until you feel a sense of confidence. Remember how you get to your current position and reflect on the efforts you have made to achieve it.
2. Identify your strengths and weaknesses
Only when you recognise your own strength and key ability, you can manage and channel them better to carry out better business plans. On the other hand, when you understand your shortcomings, you should be willing to make improvements to hone your skills and increase your knowledge.
3. Be realistic
This might sound contradictory to the first point. However, there are times when you have to stop blindly believing anything and keep it real by admitting to yourself that you cannot do everything alone. Rather than troubling yourself with unrealistic and too ambitious goals, it would be better for you to set more attainable goals so you can control and organise them easier.
4. Seek courage from others
Reach out to new co-workers or supervisors whom you can rely on. As your colleagues will be your new family in the workplace, surround yourself with supportive workmates who will boost your mood when you feel down and help you to succeed in your new job role.
There are always people who do not like you no matter what you do, they are always jealous with all your achievements that they tend to be criticising your work. Do not waste your time on them. Remember that there are still more people who have your back when you fall.
5. Ask for feedback
Be proactive. Do not wait until neither someone comes complaining that your work flawed nor comes praising your perfect works. Ask for feedback or constructive suggestions along the way. It means that you have keen interest and are serious about your job. Instead of wondering whether you have done it correctly or not, it would be better for you to ask the supervisor directly. This way, you will get a better sense of your own performance and fix any inadequacies before any complaints coming in.