So, you’ve got the call, you went through the interview, and now you’ve made it through the first few weeks on your new job? If you’re like many new employees, you want to find ways to impress your new boss, and not only keep your current position, but hopefully move “up the ladder” over time. One of the best ways to make your mark on your new office is by taking the growth of the business as your own personal challenge. Even if you have nothing to do with the marketing and/or management of the company, it stands out to an employer if they see you taking the effort to help their name get out in the community. This is especially true during times of slow growth, or after seasons of difficulty, such as the lockdowns and changes many companies experienced over the last couple of years.
So, how can you show your support for your new employer and show that you care about the growth of the company?
“Like” your job. By “like” of course, we don’t just mean enjoy your career, although that’s important. We’re talking about social media platforms. Support as much of your company’s online presence as possible by liking and sharing posts, and occasionally (if applicable and permitted) linking them over to your personal page for greater exposure. If your current employer doesn’t have these outlets, consider mentioning them to him or her as a possibility for business growth. It’s a great way to show that you have made a personal investment in your job and care about the trajectory of the company and its brand.
Recruit! Encourage family, friends, and other contacts to apply for any openings that come up within the company. Using you as a referral looks great for your own resume since it shows motivation and involvement with the business (and let’s face it, the referral bonus sometimes given is a perk!) and an employer that sees your name popping up often is more likely to remember your enthusiasm and commitment when they are ready to make promotions within the business.
Network. Occasionally your boss could ask you to attend networking and/or community events on behalf of the business, but even if they don’t, consider hitting up local networking opportunities and professional gatherings open to the public. If there are business cards or flyers that represent your employer, take them with you! The more exposure you can give, the better, since that will grow the “brand” of your employer within the local area and over time that leads to growth. These can sometimes turn into valuable referrals (see above) that benefit you AND the business.
If you are currently unemployed or are ready to make a change in your own career, PHR Staffing Solutions will stand beside you to make it happen. We fill positions for businesses throughout the greater Lakeland area and beyond, extending into Lake Wales, Plant City, Davenport, Kissimmee, and more. We work with applicants of varying backgrounds and skill levels. Our #1 priority is helping you jumpstart your career and get into a job you love. Call us for more information or apply now here on our site.