This post was written by our newest littleBIG legend, Lori Spilkin.
Starting a new job and unsure of how to tackle those first few days and weeks? It can be daunting right! Don’t worry, I’ve thought on it and worked up a few tips to help you settle in and feel confident.
As a fresh employee of littleBIG myself, I too am a relative newbie. I’ve been here for a couple of months now and been welcomed with open arms and reflected on what’s been helpful in a great start. Hope these help!
- Ask a lot of questions
Don’t be scared to ask a lot of questions. The more questions you ask, the more information you will absorb. In an ever so changing industry, it’s important to keep on top of the latest trends and techniques and there’s always more to learn. Asking lots of questions will help you understand the context of the task at hand and give ever-useful insight into the way the business works.
- Write to-do lists and make notes
Organisation is key in any workplace, so make sure to plan out your day accordingly. It will help you to stay focused and manage your time effectively. When starting a new job, you tend to receive a lot of information and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. For me, I found it effective to write down all my notes as I was provided with the info, and from there put it into a to-do list.
This is super important in any workplace. I made it a top priority of mine to research all my clients in the first few days of starting at littleBIG, which made me feel more comfortable when it came to meetings and face-to-face communication with clients.
- Have a positive, can-do attitude
Always be up for anything when it comes down to your work and overall office duties. By having this can-do attitude, it shows your team members that you’re an approachable person and want to get involved. I definately feel a spark of joy when I know I have been of help to someone, too.
We understand that starting a new job and settling in can be overwhelming and scary at first, but with a positive attitude and approach to your work, you will nail your first few weeks.
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