Starting a new job can be an exciting experience—you do new things, spend time in a new environment, meet new people and receive that first pay cheque! It can also be quite stressful as you learn the ins and outs of your job and try to fit in with your co-workers.
Different people take different amounts of time to get used to a new job, and different jobs take more getting used to than others. Some you fit into straight away; with others it takes a little longer for you to feel comfortable.
Take time to understand your environment, your job and your co-workers. Don’t propose any changes until you know thoroughly how the existing system works.
Every workplace has its own way of doing things, but certain experiences are common to most workplaces.
The following information may help you start that new job.
Being a student is different from being an employee. Find out how, before you get to the workplace.
Learn how to please your boss and impress your new co-workers.
Use these practical tips to help you prepare for working life.
Plan ahead, so that you’re not so nervous on your first day. Use the induction checklist to help you think about what to do and expect.
Keep up the good work, and learn more about your new job.
Become an accepted and respected member of the team.
Learn how to behave to avoid trouble and contribute to a peaceful and friendly workplace.