It’s natural to be nervous when starting a new job, but when you’re working remotely, it's a completely different experience, and on top of that, having spent most of your “working life” as a freelance creative, joining the world of 9-5’ers? Well, yikes.
So, let's set the scene, it is the first day of March (2021), and I am ready at my desk for a meet-the-team call followed by several onboarding sessions. Excited? Yes, nervous? Even more so.
Being a newbie can be overwhelming; from navigating a new role, meeting new people, to learning the ins and outs of the business. Luckily though, the team at noah, developed a seamless process for onboarding that helped fresh-faced team members like myself transition into our new roles with ease.
A week-long onboarding process allowed us new starters to dive into the A-Z of noah comfortably, exploring all departments and learning the dynamics of the company along the way.
The fact that you’re reading this blog indicates that you are starting a new job, so firstly congrats! And here are a few tips that I've learnt so far, we’re all about helping you navigate your First Steps at noah after all.
- Don’t put too much pressure on yourself: Take it day by day and you’ll transition into your role in no time
- Trial run your tech before your first day: Let’s just say I didn’t and I started my first day meeting a bunch of robots.
- Be Proactive: Getting to know the team through a screen is an odd experience to say the least, but think of this as the (current) new norm.
- Imposter syndrome? We don’t know her! Enjoy the discomfort of being a newbie, soon you’ll fit right in, own your role!
Admittedly, it is still a strange experience working and getting to know our team through a screen but despite this, my onboarding experience was everything a newbie could ask for. I have been working at noah, for just over 2 months, and I have already learnt so much.
First Steps at noah? Covered.