You're Hired! Now What?

A new job means a new challenge, and it also means change. Change is rarely comfortable at first, so if you’re having second thoughts after only a few days, keep a few of these things in mind,” advises Susie Timlin, global director of people & culture, Hays Talent Solutions.

Your new employer believes in you.
You were hired for a reason. You made it through a lengthy selection process and beat out all of the other qualified candidates.

“Being singled out in this way ups the ante on you to prove your employer right, but rather than feeling daunted at the prospect, remember you already have their vote of confidence.”

Your boss wants you to succeed.
Your new supervisor is on your side and wants you do well in your new role.

“The person who employed you has a vested interest in your success because it proves he or she was right to hire you in the first place.”

Change leads to growth.
Starting a new job can be uncomfortable at first. But you’ll soon acclimate, expand your capabilities and remember why you left your old job behind.

“You opted for change when you chose to further your career and realize your potential, so don’t look back now.”

Planning and patience pay off.
Knowing where you want to go and having a strategy to get there can help put your fears in perspective and give you a sense of control over your future.

“Focusing in on goals and having a long-term strategy helps you to see the bigger picture.”

Don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Don’t hide in your cubicle. Introduce yourself around and ask for help – even if it’s only for directions to the nearest gym or burger joint.

“The sooner you get to know the people you work with and how things are done in the workplace, the more relaxed you’ll feel in your new job.”