Adapting to a new work environment, by Matthew Coppola

So, you’ve just started a new job. All you know is the employer, the person who interviewed you. As far as your concerned, this is new territory, and you’re not sure what to expect.

Your working in a new team. In a different workplace environment. Sure, it can seem daunting.

But, it doesn’t have to be.

How can you adapt to a new work environment? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Get to know everyone individually – have a brief conversation with each person by introducing yourself and that you look forward to working with them.
  • Get involved in conversations during lunch breaks and join in a brief discussion around the coffee machine during your break.
  • Most importantly, be patient. These things take time.


Do you have an interview coming up and would you like to be better prepared?

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Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog

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