Starting a new job

Receiving an offer of a new job can be tremendously exciting, but there’s plenty to weigh up and lots to do. Knowing how to prepare for a new job can make the transition smoother, and give you a strong head start from day one if you accept the offer. Explore the advice below from one of top recruitment agencies in Australia.

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Understand how to prepare for a new job

Receiving an offer of a new job often brings a mix of emotions from elation and relief to nerves about starting afresh with a new employer. You may even have tinges of uncertainty about whether the role really is right for you. 

While all these feelings are quite understandable, a critical first step is to be confident that you are making the right career move. Here are a few ways to review your potential new job prospects:

  • Does the new job tick all the boxes? 

    • Think back over everything you know about the new position. Will it engage and motivate you, and is the level of responsibility suitable to your skills and experience?

    • A position that involves regular travel may sound exciting but the gloss can soon wear off especially if it impacts time on your personal life – so will that affect you decision?

    • Will a long commute mean paying more in weekday transport costs and extend the length of your working day?

    • Any aspect of the role that impacts your lifestyle should be carefully weighed up, as it could leave you burnt out and looking around for another positon before too long.   

  • Consider opportunities for progression

    • Your new job should bring opportunities for advancement both in terms of promotion and further development of your skill set. 

    • If you haven’t discussed training, mentoring or options to attend industry conferences and seminars, don’t be embarrassed about getting back in touch with the hiring manager for clarification.

  • Accepting your new job

    • If you decide that accepting the new job is the right decision for you, let the hiring manager know in writing. This lets you demonstrate your professionalism, and also clarify key details such as the start date, salary and job title. Be sure to express your gratitude for the opportunity and your enthusiasm at working for the company.

  • Plan for your first day

    • All that remains now is to prepare for your first day in the new role. It’s critical to arrive punctually so be sure to check transport timetables or work out the quickest route by car and the availability of parking.

    • If you haven’t already discussed the basics like office hours and dress code with the hiring manger, now is the time to do so. The way you handle your first day in the job can leave a lasting impression with your new colleagues, so aim to be as professional as possible.

    • Starting a new job is a big step and you want to go into the arrangement knowing all the facts. With a thorough and thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons you'll be prepared to make the best decision for your career, and hit the ground running in your new role to prove that you are a valuable asset for your new employer.

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