Take your time
New jobs are always stressful and you’re not expected to pick things up instantly. Learning takes time and mastering something takes even longer. If you don’t allow yourself time to let things sink in and learn the ins and outs of the role, you’ll end up making mistakes. Give yourself time to learn good habits from the beginning and let your speed increase with time.

Ask questions
If you don’t ask questions, you won’t get an answer. Some people are more comfortable trying something out first then asking for advice, by all means, give it a shot but if you are stumbling you might be making matters worse You’re just a newbie, so ask all the questions you need to.

Keep on top of your administrative process
Having good administrative processes will prove to help you out along the way.

When you first start out, it’s hard to grasp the importance of detailed notes and organizational skills. You might remember what was said in a conversation you had 2 days ago but when you have made hundreds of calls and sent a lot of emails, it may get overwhelming to remember small details. It’s important to keep on top of admin even when you’re busy looking through folders or notes for contact details you knew you had once and scratching your head to remember information is a huge waste of time, and may be the difference between submitting a candidate and not.

Take people up on their offer to help
If you are working with a recruiting team you are surely surrounded by recruitment experts. Take some time with your colleagues to ask advice. Each person will have their own way of doing things, and at such an early stage of your career, the best thing you can do is learn as many tips as possible, and decide for yourself (through trial and error) what works best for you.

Take a break
When you work long days, it’s important to make your hours as productive as possible. When you’ve got a lot to do, taking time to get some fresh air or go for a walk can seem like a waste of time, but it will actually revive you and make you way more alert for the rest of the day. Without a doubt you will come back to the office with a fresh perspective.

By Artyse Esannason | People Science Talent Advisor