You did it! You landed the job you’ve always wanted and now it’s your first week at work. You’re understandably nervous. You want to make a great impression, but with all that you have to keep track of and remember, it helps to have a checklist to follow. Based on the experience and insight of Northwell Health recruiters who have been where you are right now, here’s a handy list of things to help you start your career journey on the right foot!
Take a deep breath and relax.
Just remember, you’re surrounded by people who are excited to have you on the team. They want you to succeed and will help you make it happen. So, stay calm and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to figure everything out in week one. It also helps to arrive early, ready to go. Being prepared is a great way to reduce stress.
Ask questions and listen.
You’re joining a knowledgeable and experienced team. They have a lot of expertise to share with you. As Northwell Health recruiter, Saadia Lomeli says, “Seek tips from employees who have been successful in similar roles as yours.” Tap into this wealth of information – ask questions and really listen. And get ready to soak it all up like a sponge.
Make yourself known.
Introduce yourself! There is no need to wait to be introduced. Get to know your colleagues. “It is imperative to build relationships,” says Stephanie Wiltse, Northwell Health Recruiter. “They can be a great resource while you’re orienting.”
Join the team.
Northwell Health is all about customer service. That means you should always be ready and willing to lend a helping hand – teamwork makes success possible, no matter your role.
Keep an open mind and be flexible.
Be open to input and advice. Seek other perspectives and points of view. Stephanie Wiltse reminds new employees to, “Be open to feedback. We all make mistakes, especially when we are beginning a new career. If someone is giving you feedback it is to help you develop into the best employee you can be.”
If you’d like to be part of an organization that is passionate about helping you be successful – in your first week at work and every week – put Northwell Health at the top of your list of places to work.
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