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Starting a new job: How to hit the ground running

Starting a new job can be both an exciting and daunting time. Meeting new people, getting to know how the business works and ultimately learning your new job. There are so many factors to consider, but how can you walk into your new job on day one and immediately make a great impression?

In this article, we’ll take a look at just that. Whether that is researching the company beforehand or just simply speaking up or not complaining, these are all areas that you can consider when starting a new role to help set yourself up on the best possible path.

Let's take a look at three areas below.

1). Don’t complain

Upon being moulded to a new company, your new employer may undertake this process in a variety of different ways. It may be that you're a slowly eased into your position with work being drip fed to you and time taken to include you in inductions and meetings with the rest of the team. Other companies may like to try you at the deep end and may expect you to perform from the off with targets set in place from day one. Whilst you can get a feel for a business in your interview, it is almost impossible to tell what their procedures are going to be for a new starter joining. Whatever your view on the induction process, it is important to apply yourself as much as possible and be as flexible and accommodating as you can be.

2). Set realistic goals

It’s important to know what you can achieve in the first few months of employment. We all like to make and strive to make a good impression, however setting yourself targets that are simply unreasonable will only come back to haunt you later on. The initial phase of any new job should see you take time to ease yourself into a role whilst managing your own expectations. The last thing that you want to do after impressing at interview is to let yourself down in the job by setting yourself a mountain to climb. Consider your goals carefully.

3). Introduce yourself to your colleagues

This is arguably the fun part of starting any job, getting to meet your new co-workers. Arguably we spend more time with these people than we do our family and friends so it’s important to make time to integrate yourself with any existing team. Getting involved and taking an interest will make your working life more enjoyable and will create for a far more comfortable and harmonious atmosphere in the workplace.

At Big Motoring World, 2019 brings another exciting year of growth across the group. As we look ahead to what the year has in store, we are bolstering our current teams by recruiting talented individuals just like you. If you are looking to make a great impression and can help bring success to one of the UK’s largest used car retailers, we would love to hear from you. Please take a moment to visit our dedicated jobs website and our main Big Motoring World group site here.