Starting a new remote job? Here are some tips!

Starting a new job is always nerve-wrecking, let alone if you are working remotely. With the current economic climate, this is likely to be the norm for many companies going forward.

In order to help you nail that first impression from the comfort of your home, here are some tips.

  1. Plan ahead

You will likely be using your own equipment, or using equipment sent to you by the company. Make sure that your IT set-up is completed ahead of time, so you are ready to join that first online meeting at said time. Download all relevant software, have a professional set-up and background, and be sure to look presentable at all times. You never know when they might be video calling you throughout the day.

  1. Familiarise yourself

Expectations and onboarding plans will be set at the beginning of your employment, so be sure to read through everything thoroughly. You will not be able to rely on fellow onboarders to ask questions or blindly follow their lead. So, make sure you are up to date with demands.

  1. Communicate well

Every company has its own way of interacting. Some companies kick-start the day with a video call, some only use email, and others only reach out when they have a direct question. Be sure to understand how your company handles this and jump on that bandwagon. For example, if a lot of emails are being sent, get your feet wet and do so as well to show your engagement.

  1. Be productive

You are new, so people are not aware of who you are and how you work. Help colleagues feel comfortable around you and go above and beyond to fulfil your role. There is only one time to make a first impression, so deliver the best work you can in those first few months.

  1. Stay yourself

Do not act out of character. It might be tempting to some new hires to be an exaggerated version of themselves, but remember to stay neutral to begin with. You are not yet able to estimate how colleagues interact, whether that is informal or formal, so it is best to play it safe. This will allow you to find work friends faster, which will benefit your career long-term.

We hope these tips can be of use when kickstarting your new professional endeavours. If you are looking for a new challenge, or know someone who might, feel free to check out our jobs page.

Stay safe,

Your Multi team!

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