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5 Tips to Make a Smooth Transition into Your New Job

July 17th, 2018

By Aaron Walker, Toronto Technology Recruiter

Changing jobs can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. Any big change in your life is. We all want to make a smooth transition. Whether you are taking on a new role with a current company or starting a new chapter in your career with a new company, making a good transition will help you get off to a great start, minimizing the stress and anxiety of the move.

Use these tips to make a smooth transition into your new job:

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Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

No new employer will expect you to know everything on day one. Taking on a new role is a transitional phase that often takes a few months. So, don’t get too worried if you make a mistake here and there. Your first few weeks is about finding your footing.

Have a Positive Attitude

There will be some bumps in the road. Perhaps you are not catching on as quickly as you would have liked or you are not performing up to your standards just yet. Transitions can be tough, but keeping a positive attitude is the key to keep yourself focused and to show your new colleagues you are a great addition to the team.

Get Involved in Company Culture Immediately

Embrace your new company culture from day one. Get involved whenever the opportunity presents itself, go to lunch with colleagues and learn about the office habits. Jumping right in will show your colleagues you are a team player, you want to fit in, and have embraced what the company is about.

Build Relationships

It’s always easier to do things when you have a helping hand along the way. Whether it’s your new boss or a co-worker, put the effort into building new relationships. Be sure to introduce yourself when you have the chance, take part in team activities, and network as much as possible.

Take Notes

Take notes about how things work, the office dynamic, and best practices. Understanding who does what, how things work, and how your boss interacts with others will help you better understand how to approach your job.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Technology (IT), Accounting and Finance, Consumer Goods, eCommerce and Retail, Financial Services and Insurance, Startup, B2B and Industrial, Operations and HR, Professional Services and Legal, Media, Digital and Marketing, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Emerging Technology and Telecom, and  Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Aaron Walker

Aaron is the IT Team Lead at IQ PARTNERS, utilizing his 12+ years of IT industry experience to connect the top CTOs, VPs, and Directors in the technology space with the most interesting and rewarding opportunities in the marketplace.

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