No Longer The New Guy

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After a few months of being in your new job, you’re no longer “the new guy.” That can have it’s disadvantages since you have no excuse of not knowing what to do anymore and your work load constantly increases. More responsibility is on your shoulders and your now expected to meet deadlines and handle multiple jobs. You should also have made stronger relationships with those who you work with in your direct office and those in other departments as well.

New jobs take time to fully understand what your actually supposed to do day in and day out. It’s taken me almost two months to understand the process and how things operate in my office. And my new position is a complete 180 from I used to be doing. I wanted to decrease this time and speed up the learning curve so I can be more useful to everyone else in the office.

If your in a new position, figuring out what’s going on around you can be difficult and frustrating. All I can say is that it does get better, especially when your co-employees start putting their trust in you and knowing that you can be counted on. Stop using that “I’m new” excuse and ask LOTS of questions and learn as much as you can. Take on new jobs and shadow those you have the most experience so you can get your hands dirty.

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