Adjusting to a new workplace
The transition to any new job can be tiring at the start. Plan for it by allowing adequate leisure time and by taking care of your health needs. A new workplace may mean adjusting to:
- increased responsibility and accountability
- less time and flexibility for adjustment
- performing at a professional level, sometimes without supervision.
- developing new professional and social networks
Developing yourself at work
Keep setting and adjusting your goals throughout your career.
- The end or beginning of a year is a good reminder for reflection and reassessment.
- Don't wait until you are feeling stuck or frustrated! Regularly re-evaluate your values and options for development to maintain your skills and personal satisfaction.
Tips for maintaining your employability
- Offer specific interest and insight/knowledge
- Demonstrate your commitment to ongoing learning/professional development
- Develop and maintain networks within your profession
- Join professional associations and actively participate in the activities they provide
- Up-skill or multi-skill
- Develop excellent communication skills in areas such as writing and presentations
- Be flexible and adaptable to change