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There is always a sense of excitement when venturing into a new company. Whether this will be your first office job or you have taken another wonderful opportunity in your career, joining an organization calls for a celebration.  

It is undeniable that with excitement also comes the anxiety of becoming part of a community. There are always the ‘butterflies in your stomach’ moments, especially as your first day approaches.  

We have come up with five essential tips on what you should do when joining organizations. 

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5 Tips on joining new companies 

As much as there is an intimidating feeling during job interviews, there is also a sense of nervousness when it’s time to start your job in a new company. Loosen up, relax, and consider following these points.  

1. Have a background knowledge of the company 

There is common advice given even when searching for companies that you should always do a brief research on organizations you are looking into. It might not be a bad idea to keep in mind what you know about your new organization. This is not because you will be tested on how much you know about the company, but rather show that you are prepared to become part of the group. Additionally, it’s nice to know the company’s objectives, so you have an idea on how to start your role in the team.  

2. Prepare yourself in various aspects 

Preparing yourself means being mentally and physically ready, not just in performing what will be your daily tasks at work, but with encountering fresh experiences in the office. That means preparing for orientations, meetings, and even meet and greet with various people you will be working with or reporting to. Whatever preparations you have to make when starting with a new company, make sure that you feel comfortable to face your colleagues.  

3. Get into the company culture 

One of the best tips when joining a new organization is to get acquainted with the company’s culture. Aside from having background knowledge of the company’s history and mission, it’s great to get a feel of the tradition and values this community promotes. After all, companies are societies themselves where people adhere to unified viewpoints and follow certain structures.  

4. Be open to questions and answers 

When getting affiliated with a new company, you probably have a lot of questions you need guidance with in order to get started. Likewise, your colleagues might also want to know more about you particularly, what you can do in order to help improve your skills. It’s all about give and take—the way you are open to asking what you do not yet understand but at the same time willing to share your past experiences and capabilities with your team.  

5. Always have a positive outlook 

The last and critical tip on what you should do when joining a new company is to always keep your chin up bearing a positive outlook on the challenges ahead. Sure, it’s going to be a little scary when you’re starting out, and you will most likely take those baby steps to fully grasp the company’s ideals and your role in this organization. By maintaining a positive outlook, you are not only reassuring yourself, but you are slowly building up confidence right from the get-go.  

A commitment to the community 

Taking part in a new organization means a commitment not only to your career, but as well as to the community you will become a part of. These will be the people that will help define who you are as a professional and may even be a part of major breakthroughs in your work life. 

Therefore, it’s always the assurance that you will see through this new endeavor which makes joining an organization such an exciting undertaking. Companies, in the other hand, should equally be ready to welcome and guide their people—new and existing—to greater heights.  

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Support Services Group is an organization that opens its doors for you to explore your talents and opportunities. SSG provides guidance while keeping people engaged and challenged. To read more about our amazing community, visit our Careers Page!