Taming the First Week Jitters

Shaun Coghlan

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Welcome aboard to all the brilliant minds stepping into their new Tech positions! At Lynkz People, we understand that starting in a new role can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. That's why we've crafted this guide to help you navigate through those first-week jitters and set you up for a seamless start with your new company.  

Embracing the Learning Curve 

As you embark on your journey in your new Tech position, it's essential to embrace the learning curve that comes with it. Every company has its unique processes, technologies, and work culture. Rather than feeling overwhelmed, approach this curve with enthusiasm. Acknowledge that there will always be an adjustment period and allow yourself to make mistakes, making sure to learn from them and improve moving forward. 

Remember, it's always better to ask questions and do things right than not and risk appearing incompetent. Seek guidance from your colleagues and supervisors when needed, and don't hesitate to attend training sessions or workshops offered by the company. Embracing the learning curve not only helps you adapt faster but also demonstrates your willingness to grow professionally, which is highly valued at Lynkz People. 

The Importance of Creating New Relationships in the Workplace 

Building strong relationships with your colleagues is a vital aspect of successful onboarding. At Lynkz People, we believe that collaboration and teamwork are the cornerstones of achieving excellence in any IT role. Here are some tips to help you establish meaningful connections with your new coworkers: 

Initiate Conversations: Don't wait for others to approach you; take the initiative to introduce yourself. Strike up conversations during breaks or team meetings. Show genuine interest in your colleagues' work and experiences. 

Attend Social Events: Participate in team-building activities or office gatherings whenever possible. These events provide excellent opportunities to get to know your colleagues in a more relaxed setting. 

Actively Listen: Pay attention when your colleagues are talking, and engage in active listening. This not only helps you understand their perspectives better but also fosters a positive and respectful work environment. 

Offer Your Assistance: If you see a colleague struggling with a task or project, lend a helping hand. Collaboration is a two-way street, and supporting your teammates will strengthen your bonds. 

Join Work-Related Groups: Many companies have internal forums or chat groups where employees discuss various tech-related topics. Participate in these groups to share your knowledge and learn from others. 

Be Approachable and Respectful: Approachability goes a long way in building relationships. Be open to feedback, value diversity, and treat everyone with respect. 

By creating new relationships in the workplace, you'll not only feel more comfortable in your new position but also integrate seamlessly into the team, enhancing overall productivity and camaraderie. 

Stay Organised and Take Notes

During your initial days, you'll likely receive an abundance of information about the company, its projects, and the technologies used. To ensure that you retain this valuable knowledge, stay organized and take notes. Jot down essential points, tips, and tricks as you learn. Keeping a record of your learning journey will not only help you remember critical details but also serve as a handy reference as you settle into your new position.