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During the days of job hunting, I was so worried and doubted whether my capability was up to the market requirements. Then I applied to AGP International Services. Next week, I received an email from AGP inviting me to attend a job interview! It turned out that job hunting is not really that hard. I was so happy and became more confident when preparing for the interview. A big thank you to AGP and Team!Patrick Jr
It’s convenient for me to apply for jobs that I’m interested in and increase my chances of being shortlisted. I got a job invitation from AGP, and they offered me the right company. I finally choose the one that I applied for, and now I have a much better work environment and salary package than my previous jobAzim Ahmad
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Starting Well in Your Job
You know the importance of a first impression. As a jobseeker, a first impression was very valuable; now that you’ve accepted a job offer, first impressions are again of critical importance they turn into long-term perceptions and opinions. Dress and behave in a manner that will allow you to establish a stellar reputation and image at work
Take the opportunity to observe your co-workers and manager to learn the unwritten rules of the workplace. Try to fit in with the culture. Does everyone arrive a half-hour early and stay at least a half-hour late? What is the protocol for requesting time off? Remember to keep your expectations low and be ready to adapt.
- Stand out – Polish your written and verbal communication skills, use the appropriate level of formality and proofread everything.
- Present well – For verbal presentations, try to learn as much as possible about the expectations of the audience.
- Consider a course – If you are not comfortable with presentations, consider taking a professional-development course in public speaking.
Nothing works better to improve people’s first impression of you more than having a positive attitude. Let your enthusiasm for being part of the team and the organization show through to everyone you interact with. Take initiative, show curiosity and willing to learn. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you encounter problem at work. Remember that it’s better to ask for clarification before you’ve spent time completing a task the wrong way.
Don’t be a stranger with your team – exert warmth, greet and smile. Leave your personal problems at home and concentrate on radiating your excitement for this new opportunity.
- Begin with end in mind – Never pick up a task half-heartedly – envision the task’s end result, understand how to get there, plan and work hard towards it.
- Be responsive to feedback – Listen, make sure you understand, find out what needs to be done differently, and do it – don’t blame, complain, or make excuses.
- Be a good company citizen – Build positive, productive relationships with those around you – nobody likes a prima donna; it’s pretty much the kiss of death in your career. Stay above the fray and avoid office politics and gossips.
Meeting deadlines and commitments is an important part of earning the respect of your colleagues and supervisors.
- Stay organized – Get an organizer or planner and keep on top of all your work. Use your Outlook or Apple calendar, with reminders set for important deadlines. Make an Excel spreadsheet or just write a simple to-do list at the beginning and end of every day. Everyone have different techniques; don’t be afraid to try various techniques until you find the one that suits you most.
- Email effectively – Email provides a constant flow of communication and often includes requests for information and new assignments. Managing the amount of time you spend responding to and issuing email, along with all of your responsibilities, involves prioritization.
- Track your successes – Create a weekly journal of your accomplishments, projects, learning objectives and goals. This will come in handy at annual review time when you will need to recall what you achieved.
- Address your desk – Organizing your physical workspace is important. You may want to dedicate a specific amount of time each week to setting up and maintaining a filing system.