Here are some actions you can do to ease your transition to a your new position. Demonstrating that you are effective at your job is key to ongoing success.

Acquire Copy of Job Requisition and Performance Evaluation
  • Reviewing these documents will allow you to understand your job requirements and how you will be evaluated. This side-by-side comparison will give you the big picture of what an employer deems most important and allow you to work smart.
Create a Personal Training Manual
  • This will be your storehouse of processes and procedures on how to perform key job functions and will serve to ease anxiety and shorten your learning curve.
Learn Your Job
  • Take ownership of everything you do, and do it to the best of your ability. Get the big picture by learning how your job and department fit in with the company‚Äôs mission. Above all, your employer needs you to get up to speed ASAP and be productive. Many people make the mistake of customizing procedures before they have a grasp of their basic job functions. Learn the job first so you will have the proper understanding of how changes will affect the process as a whole.
You are the CEO of Your Desk
  • Your workspace organization aids coworkers in forming an impression of you. It can be difficult to keep your work area neat when a busy day is at hand. In this case simply take 5 to 10 minutes to tidy up before leaving for the day
Make Time to Think and Plan
  • It has been said that an hour of planning can save two hours of work. Scheduling time to think and plan ahead can help to save time, money, and resources. Planning ahead is a good way to get a look at the big picture: where, when, and what to do with the time, resources, and people needed to complete tasks.
Focus on Progress, Not Perfection
  • Take it step by step. Remember that when beginning anything, there will be a learning curve. Own up to your mistakes, deal with the issue, and formulate a course of action to remedy the situation. Being proactive will demonstrate your problem-solving skills to your employer.