The First 30 Days on a New Job: How to Blow Their Minds
Make an Unforgettable First Impression at Your New Company
So you landed the job you’ve been hoping for? Congratulations! All the hard work networking, interviewing, applying, and waiting has paid off. You finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Getting hired may feel like the end goal but the reality is that you are just getting started. Here’s what you should know in order to keep that job and get yourself a long-term offer or a pay raise in no time. Let’s go!
Every day for the first thirty days, you can take four actions weekly to secure your job and thrive in the new company.
WAIT! BEFORE YOU START A NEW JOB, READ THIS:
Are you really ready for this new job? Some people are going to hate me for pointing this out but if your life is a mess, you aren’t going to be fully focused and perform well on the job.
0.1. Check Yourself For Readiness. Here are some red flags that you aren’t ready:
- You live too far away so the commute will be a killer
- You don’t have a car to get to the job (and public transportation to get to work sucks)
- You are in the middle of a personal life crisis
- You are in an abusive relationship
- You live with someone who drives you crazy
- You are suffering after some emotional trauma and still in a fragile state
- You just had a baby (or have kids) and don’t have good childcare (yet)
- You have a physical issue that this job is not equipped to accommodate (but you accepted the job anyway)
- You dislike the company, the hiring manager, the product, or the role (but you accepted the job anyway)
If you said “yes” to any of these points, please try to make a change before you start your new job. Of course, we all need to earn wages but these things may ruin your job if you neglect to fix them.
0.2. Be Truly Passionate About Your Profession. Yes, you have the qualifications but do you LOVE what you do? I mean, jump-out-of-bed, can’t-wait-to-go-work love. We spend so much of…