You have applied for your dream job, gone through the interviews, the call backs and you have finally gotten your dream job. You think that’s all it takes right? Wrong! Most companies have a mandatory probation period where you are put to a test of up to 6 months to prove that they did not make the wrong decision and that you live up to the promises you made during the interviews.
Despite all the hurdles you are put through during this process don’t despair because it could be worse, you could be un employed! This week we share with you five tips for keeping your job.
It is not rocket science, hard work always pays off. You will need to prove your worth and this entails hard work, the first few months at a new job a crucial and it is important to hit your targets. Hitting your targets will make your boss more trusting of your capabilities and will ease up on the micro management making your workplace more enjoyable.
Flexibility is Key
It is important to be flexible if you want to keep your job. As a new employee there will come days when they will need you to work during the weekend, over time and so on. This is expected of all employees and it is important you adjust, you can also go the extra mile and volunteer.
Always keep time
There is nothing worse than a tardy employee, or arriving late on your first day. Always show up on time, take lunch breaks in the allocated time and never make excuses as to why you did not show up. Late comers never make it far in fast paced companies.
A positive attitude always goes a long way. Your colleagues will appreciate a positive attitude as this will make it easier for them to help you out when in need. Try to make friends at your workplace as you are all working for the same team.
Be a Team player
Include yourself in company activities and always try to engage with your work mates on a personal level this will help you understand the dynamics of the work place and be able to fit in as one of the team. This will also encourage your workmates to have your back in tough situations.