5 Steps to Exceeding Expectations at Your New Job

5 Steps to Exceeding Expectations at Your New JobYou’ve spent months submitting resumes, reaching out to professional references and interviewing around in hopes of finding that perfect new position. Now, you’ve finally found a job at an up-and-coming local company with a mission and management style you can identify with. This is a great achievement, but it’s not the time to rest on your laurels. Rather, this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your potential and knock the socks off of your new supervisors. How?

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Not only will asking questions expand your knowledge base, it will also convey your interest in your new position to your coworkers and supervisors. Your boss will appreciate the fact that you’re making an effort to think critically and learn more about the business.

Maintain a Positive Attitude 

Everyone has bad days, and starting a new job can be difficult and stressful. Do your best to mitigate this stress and keep a positive outlook. This will benefit your work performance and establish your reputation for keeping a cool head under pressure.

Listen to Your Coworkers 

More specifically, keep an ear out for people who need help. Opportunities to lend a hand may serve as valuable learning experiences for new hires. Get to know people outside of your department. Learning from these people will help you better understand the business and become a more productive, valuable member of your team.

Count on Quality

Rather than trying to accomplish as many tasks as possible when you first start out, focus on doing work well. Most experienced managers won’t expect you to lead your team in production right away. They will, however, appreciate a new hire’s attention to detail and drive to produce good quality work.

Strive to be Adaptable

At some point during the course of your training, you may be asked to perform duties that weren’t explicitly outlined in your job description. This is your chance to demonstrate that you are a flexible worker who can think creatively and not get bogged down by unexpected developments.
Here at CSS, we’ve spent the last two decades recruiting exceptional talent for successful companies in a variety of industries. Are you ready to prove yourself in an exciting new career? Browse our job board online, or give us a call to speak with a staffing specialist today.