As you progress in your professional career, you’ll find that change is inevitable. Typically the jobs that you apply for are jobs that you see potential in, whether it be gaining valuable skills to help in your next career move, or being able to advance within the company. One thing you must realize is that at any point in time, your role may change; whether it is due to a new career move, a promotion, or simply just from added responsibilities to your current role. Navigating your new role can be a struggle at times, but if you take these three tips into consideration, you’ll be a star in your new position!
Do Your Research
If the new role is a promotion in comparison to your last role, you may not have experience in all aspects of the position. Make sure that you know what your position entails, and what your day-to-day tasks will be. If you are familiar with the individual who had the position before you, ask them for guidance. You can also do your fair share of research on the internet for tips and tricks to help you out with the transition.
Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
Not everyone is comfortable asking for help, but when starting something new, you should be asking for help whenever you need it. No one expects you to know absolutely everything all the time. It’s almost expected that you’ll have questions. Your higher-ups and colleagues are there to be teammates and to work with you while you’re getting comfortable in your new role. If something comes across your desk and you need help- ask for it!
Just because you’re new to the role, doesn’t mean that you can’t take the initiative. If you have a great idea for a project, you can get the ball rolling yourself. The worst that can happen is someone will say no, or they will put it on hold. Your higher-ups will appreciate the initiative and the effort you spent working on something yourself.
Always remember, you were given this new role for a reason. If you’re having self-doubt, use these three tips and you’ll be prepared to excel in your new role!