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HOW TO BE A GOOD FIT IN YOUR NEW TEAM

Posted on 22/07/2018

When it comes to finding your ideal role, there are many things to consider. A lot of people cite the salary as a huge factor in finding their ideal role while location is also worth considering. It may be that a chance to grow and develop is important to you but for some people, the working environment is essential. You want to make sure that you feel confident in the workplace and that you can engage and interact with your colleagues.

You may be lucky and find a company that provides you with everything you need straightaway, but it is likely that you will need to make some adjustments when you start working for a new firm. This guide aims to help you be a good fit in your new team.

RESEARCH THE COMPANY AND TRY TO FIND WHAT THE MOOD AND ATMOSPHERE IS LIKE

Before you apply for a job with a new company, you should research them and ensure they are a good fit for your needs. There may be times when you are desperate to accept any job but if you have more flexibility with your employment prospects, it is best to find a role with a company where you can fit in.

Each firm has its own unique culture and the working environment in one firm may be completely different to the environment in another workplace. It is up to you to know what sort of environment gets the best from you and to find which firm provides you with the platform to work at your best.

BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL

When you join a team, it is important to make a positive first impression. We all have our own personality and characteristics, so it is difficult to say how you should behave when you join a team, but it is easy to say how you shouldn’t behave.

If you fail to show respect to others when you join a team, people will quickly turn against you. Some quick tips to remember when you join a new team is:

  • Show up on time and ready to work
  • Dress in the manner you are expected to
  • Be polite and courteous
  • Ask questions and be polite when you respond

Following on from these tips will help you make a positive start in a new role. After this, pay attention to the culture and behaviour in the workplace. There may be differences to your last job but when you join a new company, it is best to realise that there will be changes and that you need to adjust your expectations and behaviour to ensure you fit in.

Employers are not only looking at your qualifications and experience when hiring people, they want to make sure a new employee will fit with the working culture and outlook of a company. Your natural personality will influence what roles are right for you, but you should also be flexible enough to meet the needs of a new working environment.

City Wharf Financial Recruitment is a recruitment specialist and we can help you find the recruitment role that is right for you. If you need guidance in finding your next role, get in touch.

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