Change is the only permanent thing in life; the career world is not left out. Many people have transitioned from one career to another in recent times, and many more are on the verge of doing so. The technology space is one of the high-flying sectors globally today owing to its importance and huge financial rewards.  Many people are seeking to join highly rewarding and respectable career heights.

However, there are still many who are concerned about being able to succeed in a new job role.

They are bound by the fear of the unknown just like a -0s6al service will bind a vital parcel. 

The reality is that those fears are normal, but the good news is that you can overcome those fears and go ahead to succeed in your new job by following simple, practical steps. But before I go on, let me quickly remind you of your state before you knew how to drive. Aha! Just relive that picture of how you struggled initially until you got it.

Now, let’s get to the real business of this write-up. Here are some things you can do to help you quickly gain confidence, adapt, and eventually succeed in your new role

Create a checklist of what you must do within the first 2 to 3 weeks. You can add to it after you discover more upon resumption. Then start ticking off the list.

 Be as friendly as possible to everybody within and outside your team from the first day.

Ask all the questions you need to ask to get acquainted with the roles. Please ensure as much as possible that you ask relevant and meaningful questions only to avoid portraying your weaknesses or naivety. Ask questions on areas such as existing processes or procedures of doing things, tools used on the role, software/applications you will be working with, the templates used on this role, regulations guiding the team, if any, and most importantly, find out quickly what will be your responsibilities.

Start walking through everything. To make the most out of this, try and quickly identify a team member who is quite friendly and very open to sharing ideas. As you voraciously start learning the tools, software, and all other things, he or she can be your go-to person for clarifications. You must use the first 2 to 3 weeks to try and understand everything they do in the team and your role.

 Install a Screen recorder on your computer to record the early meeting conversations you have with various parties, then go back later to study them carefully.

 If the stuff you will be working with is different from what you have used and, for some reason, you are being rushed to deliver a result while you are still learning, always ask for time to provide the result. Then use that time to seek help or support from anywhere.

 Google is your friend has ceased being a cliché. It can save your career and even take you to greater heights. Please always ask Google and YouTube – practically everything on earth has an answer there.

Try as much as you can to watch them perform any of the activities you are unfamiliar with at least once before you get involved. This will allow you to learn firsthand how it is done, especially in that environment. Remember to take notes and record such activities.

After the first week, send a Thank you note to your colleagues for welcoming you heartily. Don’t underestimate what gratitude can do for you. Remember, in many organizational cultures, your attitude is as important as your aptitude.

One more piece of advice – never portray a lack of self-belief. Nobody knows it all, not even the people on the ground in your new team, as you will soon find out with time. Success is a thing of the mind, and since your mind is controlled by you alone, only you can create your success.