No doubt everyone’s first step is to get the job. But after that also no one can rely on that job for long- term security. You can lose your job anytime when Manager feels that your work is invaluable for the organization. Don’t waste your valuable time over things like, “I have just joined the organization and need to know the people around me”, “Satisfied with the salary plus incentives provided by the organization and hence early start in the work is of no use.”
Care a little more than everyone else.
There are many people who don’t care about the excellence or their growth in the organization and also least care about the customer services. When you show a little extra care to the client as compared to the other people in the company you are likely to get more business compared to others. Not only this, the satisfied clients can also refer you.
Know what other people in your organization are working on.
Connect people within your organization. Spend time thinking about who in your external network can help you with your work. Become a bridge builder. Bring opportunities, new deals, more business, or increased media exposure. Assistants are easy to replace. Cubicle employees are being commoditized. It is quite difficult to find a bridge builder. They are the one who knows how to connect with others and is impossible to replace. Your boss knows this. You should too. If you want a promotion, become a master connector. If you like people and want to succeed in life, become a master connector.
Think and Leverage.
Even if it is your first day on the job, think about what your ideal next move would be. One more essential thing to add here, don’t leave chance to prove yourself at any point of time. Cultivate new skills within the organization. Get new ideas on the table and discuss that with your boss so that you are valuable to the organization and can get long term stability with promotion in the same organization.