Adjusting To A New Job After Your Move

 

Part of moving may also involve having a new job. In some cases, this might be the same job you had before, only in a new office or business location. If there are changes, then it is certainly important to know how to deal with them and adjust in a reasonable fashion. Keeping this tips in mind will help your adjustment go more smoothly.

Don’t Be Afraid; Ask Questions

The biggest thing is to not be afraid when interacting with your new boss or co-workers. Make sure to:

  • Ask For Help: when it is needed. This means your boss as well as your co-workers. This is much better than actually letting work sit and remain unfinished for days just because you weren’t sure about something.
  • Avoid Interrupting: your co-workers. Just time your request appropriately, otherwise you could come across as being a little annoying or worse, uncaring. Just focus on something else until the time is right to get in there and ask your questions.

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Use Note Taking

If you are asking questions or just getting help or instructions, be sure to take notes. This will help you to remember exactly what was described. If you end up with a similar issue or concern, you will already have the guidance to handle things on your own.

The great thing about note taking is that it immediately helps to cut down on any repeat questions. Obviously, you don’t want to come across as the type of worker who can’t remember things or that other people see as possibly lazy.

Show Some Patience

Don’t try to do everything all at once. The first task of adjusting to a new job is to try and do your duties as good as possible. You will start to feel more and more comfortable after a while. Since you are the new person, having just moved, you might be given a little extra ‘attention’ at first. But this will go away if you roll with the punches and show a bit of patience.

Confidence Is Contagious

The old saying is true, be confident. After all, you got this job because of what the boss felt like you would offer the team. They were impressed with something about you, so don’t worry if you might not have all the answers just yet. By coming up with solutions and being willing to put yourself out there, you may just end up motivating others as well.

Being Friendly Helps

Be outgoing and try to be pleasant while you are fitting in. Try and make small talk and other conversation from time to time, when appropriate. Having said this, please understand that being friendly doesn’t mean engaging in complaint sessions or gossiping about others. There is no place for that sort of thing and it will only serve to make you fit in with the wrong type of crowd anyway.

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