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Academic Search Engine Knobull Helps New Hires Thrive In A New Role
The decision to hire a new employee is based on relatively limited information:
Once you start the job, make it a priority to gain the trust of your supervisor and your colleagues, establish positive relationships within your own department and outside of it, and ensure you are in a position to do your best work.
It's important to be the new employee who listens carefully, asks questions, and engages with coworkers. Remember, that everyone else has been in your position at one point, and most people are happy to help ensure a smooth transition for the new person on the job.
Identify star performers at your level and analyze what has made them successful in their roles. This can give you an idea of what skills, abilities, or accomplishments are valued at the organization. Also, ask other trusted colleagues for suggestions on ways to measure up to your supervisor's expectations.
Try to solve as many issues as possible on your own. If you do need to ask a question, preface it with the steps you've already taken to solve it on your own. Establish open communication channels with your supervisor and key team members. Develop positive working relationships with staff.
Do your best to ingratiate yourself into the organization's social happenings so you can get to know your colleagues on a personal level. Starting a new job can be exhausting, and if attending numerous group activities simply feels like too much, focus on the most important and/or required events.
Bentley concluded, "Express your gratitude and maintain contact with any people, such as your references, who helped pave your way to this new job. These people will feel more invested in you the next time that you need their help if they can follow along as your career develops."