Work life: Top tips for settling into your new job | Pertemps

There is no better feeling than accepting an offer for a job that you really wanted and knowing all that hard work paid off! Now it’s time concentrate on phase two –  settling into your new job. Finding your feet at the beginning can be challenging, so we’ve got eight tips that will make the transition as smooth as possible.

Starting a new job


Keep your chin up

When you start a new job, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions as you’re stepping out of your comfort zone. From day one, you’re adapting to a new environment, meeting new faces and learning the ropes. It’s important to maintain a positive attitude and show your enthusiasm!

Build rapport

It can be easy to embrace your inner introvert in the first  few weeks of work, but it’s important to put yourself out there and network. Start by introducing yourself instead of relying on your co-workers to do it for you and ask people what their role entails.


Meeting new people when you're new at work


Write everything down

Whether it’s a name, a task you’ve been given or snippets of information of the company – be sure to make notes. With so much going in the beginning it’s easy to forget key details so make sure you always keep a notepad close by!

Talk to the boss

Meetings with your boss are the perfect opportunity to make sure you’re on the right track and doing everything that is expected of you. If you don’t have goals and objectives from the start, don’t be afraid to take the reins and produce some of your own for your manager to approve.

Offer a helping hand

You want to impress and showcase your skills by nailing your daily duties, but it’s always important to offer help to others from time to time when someone needs it. This is a great way to learn new skills, get involved in projects you may not have been exposed to previously and to show your colleagues you’re a team player!


Helping colleagues at work


Explore the company culture

To fully understand what your role entails and to settle into your new environment, it’s essential to immerse yourself in the company’s culture. Use the first few weeks to absorb everything that is going on around you, ask questions and look in detail at the company’s website.

Dress to impress

The few first weeks it’s all eyes on you! Before you start your job ask your hiring manger what the dress code is and stick to it. Whether it’s business formal, casual or corporate clothing – make sure you look the part!

Turn up on time

This is so simple but so important! There is nothing more embarrassing than turning up late on your first day of your new job. A couple of days before you start, it’s worth doing a test drive, checking out alternative routes and getting up earlier to give yourself plenty of time on the road to beat the traffic.


If you’re still looking for your dream role, Pertemps has plenty of vacancies available across all sectors, so search our site today. If you’re seeking more advice on life at work, we have plenty of blogs packed with tips!