Starting a new job, even if you have years of experience means can be nerve-racking as you start to build new relationships and get use to working in a new environment. One important thing is to build a strong relationship with your future employer. This means taking the time to get to know them and working together well.
Here are 5 ways that leading London recruitment PA and Secretarial agency, Attic Recruitment, believe you can build a strong relationship with your new employer:
1. Demonstrate Your Innovation and Initiative
Every employer wants their team to be full of motivated and hardworking employees. They will want to see that you are determined and excited to take on new projects as soon as you start.
If your new employee role, is full of opportunity for you to constantly pitch ideas, new products, projects, process improvements or services then make sure you speak up. Don’t be afraid to voice your ideas and be as creative as possible. Remember that you were chosen for this job because they believed in you.
Show interest in your company and your employer will take an interest in you.
2. Show Them Respect
Respecting your employer as your superior and someone that can teach you more about the industry you have a new job in will create a great point to start discussions between you and your boss.
Employers want to know that they are respected as people and your employer. Just as employees want to know that their contributions are appreciated, your new boss will want to know that you respect them and their decisions.
If you treat their time and effort to integrate you into the team lightly because you’re too busy or distracted, they will likely start feeling as if you will not work well within the team.
3. Try and Stay Relaxed
As a candidate with years of experience working in many teams, you should recognize that staying relaxed is key. Don’t become too nervous or wound up over trying to force a relationship with your employer; if it’s meant to be, it will happen. At the end of the day, the only way to build a meaningful relationship is to let them get to know you. They will instantly be able to tell if you are forcing the situation too much and putting on an act.
4. Recognize That Your Relationship With Every Boss Will Be Different
Not every boss will want to be sitting with you at lunch every day, and that is okay. Some employers prefer to stay back and let the team of employees gel without their input. Others want to ensure they know the office’s ins and outs.
Some employers will be quick to notice when you are making an effort in the office; others will need a few more nudges and a little more time.
5. Don’t Wait For Praise
Some employees get caught up in waiting for praise and can start to let their standards slip. At Attic Recruitment, we are looking for candidates that our clients will love, have a connection with, and be able to integrate into the team without any trouble.
If you are constantly waiting for praise and sometimes not receiving it, you could lose sight of the tasks and projects you are working on.
Most importantly, be yourself and work hard. What is not to love about a candidate that is a team player and a hard worker?