Got the Job, Now What?
Finally, you got the amazing job you applied for months ago. You agonized and worked diligently to complete numerous applications, submitted countless resumes and pulled your hair preparing for that “BIG” interview. Your anticipation can’t be described as you await that important phone call with a job offer. Yes, they offered you the job. Oh my, you’re pumped up and excited. The job, yes the job you wanted is here! Now excitement turns into uncertainty as your first day quickly approaches.
You’re in emotion overload and suddenly it hits you, I GOT THE JOB: NOW WHAT!
It’s ok. Take a deep breath and exhale. The emotions you’re experiencing are normal. It’s both an exciting and scary time. You’re entering a new chapter of your life. New colleagues await the unique “YOU” to bring skills and experience to enhance the team.
Susan Morem’s book, “How to Get a Job and Keep It” provides key strategies to make a good impression the first day and every day:
Be on time: Better yet, be early. Plan for and anticipate possible problems in advance
Introduce yourself: Acknowledge the people you see and let people know who you are
Smile: People like to deal with people, not robots. A smile speaks volumes
Ask questions: Make sure you understand the expectation of the employer; spoken/unspoken
Be enthusiastic: Show your enthusiasm through your attitude, desire to learn and ability to listen
Be committed: Your commitment will sustain you and make you less likely to become disillusioned when problems arise
As you move forward remember to:
Prepare for your new role; think about what kind of impression you want to make. Decide how you need to look and act
Be the kind of employee you said you would be during your interview, don’t let your guard down or become too comfortable in your position
Your employer will have both spoken and unspoken expectations, be aware of both
Know your employer’s expectations and do whatever you can to meet and exceed those expectations
Play the part of a professional: act, look, and be at your best every single day
Congratulations on this major accomplishment and new journey. Your employer believes in you. On a daily basis, validate the company’s decision hiring you. It’s time to make your mark.
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