You have a new job – so how is it?
Companies are now willing to hire people from many locations not just those within a 60 minute commute of their office. The good news is that there are more jobs that you can consider & the bad news is that so can everyone else.
Companies are now willing to hire people from many locations not just those within a 60 minute commute of their office. The good news is that there are more jobs that you can consider & the bad news is that so can everyone else. So you are competing with many more possible candidates.
You have done it, you have been selected and have started the new job.
How is it going?
More about you
Clearly, you are very skilled and adept at many of the software programmes that can be used to facilitate working from home (Zoom, Teams, ConnectWise & Asana). That is one of the reasons you were chosen, you are flexible and quickly adapt to new challenges. #
What is your new company like?
The organisation you have chosen to join had to respond fast in March 2020 to survive. They are a good choice as they are now heavily investing in both technology and training their staff. They will not be reverting to the old ways of working after Covid. They know what their new customers want and have sharpened up their delivery.
What will be the new way of working?
A hybrid seems most likely. Support functions will need to be more office based, those filling highly skilled roles will be more dispersed, as long as they have access to the internet.
You know your new job is a good choice. You had a very good discussion with your new manager on your first day. She has arranged introductory meetings with most of your colleagues in her department within your first few days. Being an effective manager she had provided you with relevant videos as soon as you were selected. This increased your understanding of the company, its products and services and most importantly some insights into the way this company works, it’s culture.
Your new mentor
You are even better placed than you expected as your manager has identified two mentors for you who are not part of your management hierarchy. However, both care, are open & active listeners, willing to share their experiences, are good role models, will provide quality feedback & most importantly are human. She is leaving it to you to meet them & choose one as your mentor.