Creating an impact is something we all strive to do when we join a new company. Companies are interested in hiring employees that can give them fresh perspective without being influenced by their group thinking. You should learn how to be cautious and speak only constructive facts. It is important to first establish one’s credibility in order to get the attention of the people you work with deliver effectively.
It is important to learn how to pull out the stops and prove that you are an asset to your company. Make a position impression on your bosses as well as your colleagues. This is the time you will be making first impressions.
Here are a few tips to help you nail that job in 90 days.
1. Nobody likes a person who has all the answers at his fingertips
When you land yourself a job the first thing to learn is to keep your ears open and do not give free advice or suggestions. Take the time to learn the job before shooting off at the mouth or you will only land yourself in trouble.
2. While you are in the office, take the time to learn the hierarchy in the organization.
If you take time to research and listen, you will get to know the different structures in the office that separate the formal from the informal. If you are smart you will try to get this information as soon as you are offered the job. You will be able to spot a person who has all the answers as they tend to gossip. Tread carefully but listen and you may be pleasantly surprised to find out the ambitious ones who are all set to climb the ladder of success
3. Try to set some standards and learn to co-operate freely with others.
You should have set a few goals before you started working. List them out and read them every day to remind yourself that you have a long way to go. Keep a record of your achievements and failures and when the 90 days are up take it along with you for the review. This will help you understand the progress that you are making and if you require changing your working style in order to do better. Your employer may find the track record interesting enough to increase your salary and make your job permanent.
4. Never display arrogance as it is annoying and you end up making enemies.
Be polite and courteous and friendly. Take a colleague out to coffee or bring in some snacks when you find that one of them has not had time to enjoy a break. Do not make hasty decision which will be held against you.
5. You may have some hidden talent or skill that you should keep under wraps.
When the time is right and you know that this will boost not only your image but that of the companies, make the impact. This is especially useful when you are in the first three months and waiting to get through the probation.
6. Learn the names of the people in your organization
Write it down if you need to make notes. Colleagues and higher-up are impressed when you remember to address them by their names. Work relationships are essential when it concerns your career. Try to get information about key people in other areas of the office as well as this will give you a better perspective on learning the ropes and relating your position in the organization on the whole.
7. Do not impart information freely to everyone in your team.
Remember that you are in the office because you need the job and your private life is your own. Many newbies get into trouble because they talk about their private lives and some people misuse the information. Be wary and do not add your colleagues to your Facebook or Twitter list as there may be information that they can glean.
8. Be discreet about disclosing private information.
When you are bombarded with questions, learn to talk about something else so that they get the message. It is not necessary to provide information about your hobbies or pets.
9. Never make the mistake of working overtime to please your boss
Try to complete all the work within the regular eight hours of work. Once you are made permanent, your boss may expect you to work late hours perforce. It will also create a bad impression if you stop working late hours once you have completed the probationary period.
10. Refrain from discussions on politics, sex or religion.
These are topics that you should refrain from talking about as it can land you in a great deal of trouble. Be the perfect diplomatic and avoid answering pertinent questions thrown in your direction.