Did you get a new job after remaining out of work for several years? If yes, then you've to start preparing for the new phase of your life right now.
You may have been out of work for myriads of reasons - family commitment, lack of proper job opportunity, personal reasons, etc. You may be relieved to see that your wait is finally over. You have grabbed a brand new job. Soon, you'll re-start your career and be on your own feet again. However, don't get lost into the excitement and forget the facts. Keep it in mind that it won't be easy to get back to 9-5 schedule. You'll have to make some adjustments in your life. For that, you'll need energy and right planning.
Read along to know about some tips that may help you to switch over to new job without any glitch.
Tips to make a successful transition to a new job
Check out the 4 tips that may help you get back to work without any problem.
1. Change your lifestyle: You had free time for several months. You could do whatever you want anytime. You could schedule your work as per your convenience. However, you won't be able to maintain this kind of a lifestyle after joining the office. You'll have to go to work every day.
You've to change your daily schedule within a few weeks of joining a job. It may be little difficult for you to wake up early in the morning and stay awake till late hours. However, you'll have to put up with it. There is hardly any other choice.
2. Adopt the new working culture: The working environment of the new company will be different from your previous company. You have to get used to that environment. For that, you need to know a few things in details. For instance, the office dress code, time of arrival and departure, your job profile, your colleagues, etc. You'll have to observe your co-workers minutely. Find out when they come into the office and when they log out. You can even talk to the people in your department.
It will take some time to adjust to the new culture. However, the sooner you know and adopt the new culture, the better for your career.
3. Build a rapport with your seniors: Observe your colleagues and talk with them to know who the policy makers are. Find out who are the leaders of different projects. Give proper respect to them and try to build professional relationship with them. Show them that you're trying your best to become a valuable employee. Try to know what your employers want from you. Deliver your tasks within the dead line. Fulfill their expectations through your hard work and dedication.
Try to not express your opinion from the first day. It may create a bad impression. Build your identity slowly and then only be vocal about your outlook. For the time being, devote all your energies to build strong alliances with the powerful leaders of the company.
4. Perform well in the probation period: Employers and co-workers will watch you during your probation period. Your probation period will be during the initial 90 days at the company. Give your best performance during this period. Remember, that your performance will give a positive or negative feedback to your employers. Don't take too many leaves during this period. It'll create a negative impression upon you.
Finally, remember that you've been out of work for several years. So, try to keep yourself updated about the latest technological trends in the industry. Find out the needs and requirements of your industry. Prepare yourself accordingly. You can do a course related to your industry.