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The first days after the job change: Now or never

Nowadays, changing jobs is almost routine for many employees. But if you change too often as an highly professional expert, this is still regarded as a lack of adaptability. After all, everyone must develop a sense of when the best time to go or stay for themselves. Here are the best tips to make the job change to success:

The first 100 days in a German company

  1. Get ready for the first day of work. This includes:
    • Have I prepared all papers for the HR department and the new boss?
    • How long do I need to get to work? Have I scheduled enough backup time to be on time at my work place?
    • Is there a dress code to consider?
    • Are there any ambiguities? Did I prepared a note with my most important points and questions for the first day?
  2. Arrange with your new boss a pleasant training.
    Consider time and content. Set training measures. Set milestones and get an experienced mentor for training on the job as well as a contact person.
  3. Showing dedication, attention and interest up from the first minute
    actively listening, asking questions, observing, questioning, wanting examples and patterns, being quite with evaluations and criticism.
  4. Complete the first tasks with great care and punctuality.
    Show a thoughtful and dedicated way of dealing with tasks. Try to clarify questions directly.
  5. Dealing with the new colleagues
    Looking for contact from the beginning and build a network, without complimenting one another. Be committed, honest and concrete to build trust. Always keep promises and offers very seriously, or even better, not express them.

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More tips on changing jobs can be found in the article The first 100 days in the German company and also in our book "Business Etiquette in Germany".


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