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How to succeed in a new job

Embarking on the first stage of a new career or taking the next step in your chosen field can provide many challenges that need to be overcome if you are to succeed in a new role.

At Candidate we have years of experience in matching the ideal Candidate with the right position, but once you have your foot in the door, how do you make the move a success?

First impressions count

When you first start out in your new role, making a great first impression is vital. Your initial few weeks with a company will define how your colleagues and managers view you, so strive to be approachable, helpful and enthusiastic.

You should also work towards forging strong working relationships from the get-go. Take time out to meet with the key people across the business to get to know names and faces and introduce yourself. It is especially beneficial to identify the top performers at your level so you can learn from them.

Do your research

A key factor in how strong a first impression you make will be in how well you have done your research into the company. It is likely that you did a fair amount in preparation for your interview, however it is well worth expanding on this company knowledge once you have been offered the position.

Get to know the company culture, core values and working practices so that you can adapt to your new working environment and adopt the principles of your new employer.

Display hard work and dedication

Above all, when entering a new company you need to be willing to put in the hours to show that you are dedicated to the cause and willing to work hard.

You can also take advantage of your position as someone who has a fresh perspective on the company's established systems and processes and put forward recommendations for potential improvements. Be cautious however - your recommendations should be reasonable and justified and you should avoid trying to change things simply to make an impact. Take the time to absorb the working environment and culture before putting forward your ideas.

To find out more about how our specialist recruitment teams can help you take the next step in your career contact us.

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