We are all familiar with the horrors of being a new employee. We have all had those days when we felt like we didn’t belong. There are certain situations that everyone seems to experience.
As a new employee in a company, you need to ensure that you don’t make the following five mistakes. If you do, you will be marked as the new employee to avoid and ignored. These five mistakes are easy to avoid with thought and planning.
You will be forgiven for being new. Mistakes will be forgiven, but not being new and making the same mistakes that everybody else makes won’t be forgiven.
1. Ignoring office culture & protocol
Nothing can be more awkward for a new employee than ignoring office culture and protocol. How can you possibly hope to fit in if you don’t know the ways and rules of the company? Ignoring a company’s culture is a surefire way to get labelled, and not in a good way.
As a new employee, you should always be aware that you are entering a culture, and you should take some time to learn about the culture before they go in. It takes a bit of time to adjust to a new culture, so don’t be surprised if you feel like you are on a different planet when you first start. You will get used to it and know it better than your own house.
2. Being too silent or too loud
If you are a new member of a company, there is a chance of you being too talkative or too silent. You may be wondering why this is a bad thing. Well, this will give others the wrong impression of you. You are a new member; hence you should be modest, open to learning, and eager to contribute. You shouldn’t be too vocal about your work.
This may give the feeling that you are looking for praise. Being too loud will make you look like you are trying to grab the limelight. This may lead to jealousy among the other members of the team. You should show your skills at the right time. If you are too talkative, it may give the other team members a feeling that you are trying to take all the credit.
3. Taking on too much work or not at all
When you first start a new job, there can be a lot of pressure to prove yourself, but it’s important to remember not to take on too much work.
Because when you’re starting in a new job, you don’t know the ropes or how you’re supposed to do things. It’s essential to take the time to learn the ropes and do a good job.
If you try to do too much work too fast, you will probably have to redo all the work, which will make your boss unhappy with you and then you’ll probably get fired. If you don’t take on any work at all, your boss is just going to think you aren’t very good at your job.
You should take on just enough work so that you can do it really well and make your boss happy.
4.Having poor social or personal habits
As a new employee, it is easy to fall into socialising with your coworkers and letting your guard down. This is all well and good, but there are several things you should avoid doing to protect your business.
For one thing, you should avoid doing work on your computer or phone. People will see you tapping away and will think you’re busy. This can make you look unprofessional.
Avoid eating at your desk or at your computer. You might be hungry, and it’s totally natural to want to eat while you work. However, you want to avoid eating at your desk because it makes you look like you don’t have enough to do. It looks like you’re just killing time, and it makes you look unprofessional.
5. Praising or criticising former employer
As a new employee, you should refrain from criticising or praising your former organisation in an effort to make an impression. This is a mistake that many fresh employees commit.
Discussing your former organisation can portray you in a negative light in the eyes of your new employer. Avoid taking potshots at your former employer. This will not only give the impression that you are unable to work with others and that you are a troublemaker, but it will also put your new employer offside.
On the other hand, if you praise your former employer too much, that will give an impression that you’re too obsessed with your former employer. And it also makes a negative impression that you’re not happy with the current employer.
So avoid praising or criticising your former employer. If anyone asks you about your ex-employer, try to give a diplomatic answer where you neither criticise nor praise the employer.
To conclude, we hope that this blog has helped you avoid the common pitfalls of beginning a new role within a company. There’s a lot to learn when you start a new job.
But if you remember to be patient, ask questions, and work as a team with others, you’re sure to feel more confident and sure of yourself throughout your new job.
Also, remember to check out the rest of our blogs for more information about hiring new employees and managing your office!