The joining formalities are over and getting a nice little cubicle in that wonderful company you dreamt of will give you an exhilarating feeling. You wonder what is in store for you and how you will tackle the job itself.
Some of those doubts are cleared during the induction sessions, but even after that you seem to be lost on what exactly are the good practices one needs to learn as a fresher to be able to be focused on work and impress your supervisors in the first few months.
On your first job there will be some anxiety and fear regarding your performance on your part. Organizations usually allow a minimum period for new hires to understand the working environment and operations.
But eventually you will have to prove that the decision to hire you is not a mistake.
To prove your worth there are some basics you will have to imbibe and practice. These factors are the ones that will put your career on the right path as you go up each level in the organization.
These principles hold good forever in any organizations.
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The team leader is your first boss. He is the one that will be handing over you the tasks and deciding if you are meeting expectations. He keenly watches your every step, judges your competency and attitude in work. The immediate boss will assess your team player abilities and makes the first performance evaluation that will impact your hike in pay.
He plays a major part in the success you garner. Without his cooperation and guidance you may find it hard to play out your role well.
It will be to your advantage if you learn to obey his instructions and orders. You must accept his leaderships look to him as a friend, guide and mentor. He can quickly bring you up to speed in matters of work.
By the virtue of his experience, he has faced many situations and solved problems and how he has the won the confidence of the manager and his abilities are recognized.
Never mind if he has a little ego. It is natural that he takes pride in his position.
Though the age difference may not be much between him and you do not try to project an image that you are equals.
Observe his actions and behavior pattern during his interactions with his superiors.
You must quickly learn his polite manners and zeal to deliver in time.
The Team Leader is your first contact for solving grievances and work related issues. Do not by pass him or undermine his authority. Keep him informed of all issues, problems and happening in the team. This way you will be able to a build a lasting relationship with him.
That will pave the way for you career progress. Good team leaders get promoted quickly. They will look for able hands and if you have proved your abilities the TL will surely count on you when he becomes the manager or project lead.
In the first few months on your new job you will have a lot of spare time on your hands because of many reasons.
There may be a slight delay in getting the project process to a start or more resources need to be put in place. You should not take it for granted and while away the time as you please. Never leave your workstation without the permission of your TL or boss.
If the superior is not available leave word with your neighbor or team member. Tell them the purpose and also tell them time when you will return.
This information will help your boss to locate you if there is some urgent task to be tackled. Also there may be some phone calls from other department for you.
They should know that they can contact you with in a specific time. Restrict your movement with in the office premises. If you need to go out of the office follow proper procedure like signing the movement register at departure and entry time.
These are some of the practices that will help you in your first job and every next job that you take up in your career.