Congratulations – you've got the job. Now you're going to have to find your way in a new company. That can sound daunting, but with these tips from Shell employees, you'll be able to find your place and thrive in your new career.
Setting up for success
1. Believe in yourself
You will perform better if you believe you can achieve great things. Start with a positive mindset. You’ll be surprised at the number of people, particularly women, who suffer from self doubt.
“I think that once you establish yourself and you start delivering, you realise you don't have to question yourself,” says Peny, an IT business analyst. “At that point it gets much easier.”
2. Find a mentor or someone to help guide you
The advice of a more experienced mentor can be a huge help in navigating your way through a new company. But you shouldn't expect that person to find you. Network and ask for help when you need it.
3. Maintain your professional reputation
Make sure you keep in contact with people you meet in your new job and keep those relationships professionally-focused, so they are aware of what you have achieved.
“Being able to work and to overcome challenges and maintain effective relationships in the workplace is important because you never know when a person will come back into your circle of influence,” says Roxana, General Manager, Integrated Gas.