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3 tips if you are starting your new job remotely

Posted on 14 July 2021

3 tips if you are starting your new job remotely

​5-minute read

 

Many of us probably never dreamed that we would be working remote as much as we had the last years, let alone start a new job completely remote. The pandemic has changed how we see office work and we feel it is fair to say that remote working is very much here to stay.

Therefore, it doesn’t matter when you read this article, the tips that have been shared to us from the community will still help guide you whenever you start a new job remotely.

There are plenty more tips than just three, but the ones we have selected were the ones that helped others the most in the same situation, that said, let’s look at them in more detail.

 

Really meet your team

With a little luck, the organisation you have joined will have a solid on-boarding process but, being in recruitment long enough we know this is not always the case.

Therefore, be proactive in getting to know your colleagues. Just because you cannot meet them in person, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speak with them as if you were in the office.

If the organisation has a good onboarding process, your diary might already be filled with one-to-one meetings with your peers, managers and surrounding teams, if not, go ahead and reach out directly to complete this step.

Spend time during the first weeks getting to know as many people as you can, what their roles are, how you will be connected to them within the organisation and how they like to communicate.

Keep the camera on and give them a smile!

 

Get out of the house

It is natural to want to impress when you start a new job. The probation period is a time of judgement and you want to put your best foot forward to leave no doubt. However, just because you have access to your work 24/7, it doesn’t mean you should be on it 24/7.

Respect your down time, take ample breaks throughout your working day. Protect your lunches and get out of the house (where possible) to have moments of stillness and reflection.

All too often we hear of employees working crazy hours when working from home, this is not healthy or expected from your employer.

You can show your value during working hours no problem.

 

Ask for help

We are all human, we make mistakes, we forget things and sometimes things just don’t go our way. When this happens, make sure you reach out and ask for help from the team around you.

Do not suffer in silence, seek support as the team would much rather here from you than find out later something was not completed because of an issue that could have been resolved.

This came up from practically everyone, take note you can never ask too many questions (trust us, it is our job to ask questions.)

 

Starting a new job is an extremely exciting time, so we genuinely wish you the very best of luck. We hope that the tips shared within this article stay with you and help guide you a little in your journey.

If you are still looking for that perfect role, then maybe we can help, check out our latest jobs or sign up to our website to stay up to date.

 

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