Whether you have a personal passion or a professional need to fulfill, creating the ideal work environment can be beneficial to you and your job.
In some ways, it's like getting paid for doing something that you would do for free.
You may hesitate to make requests because you feel isolated, undervalued and overlooked at work.
Follow this career advice for new employees to help you get the most out of your career.
Build a good relationship with your boss
Break down barriers by letting your supervisor know that you value his or her opinion, then seek and respond to feedback. Find out what's most important to your boss. Is it coming under budget? Increasing productivity; or developing relationships with new clients?
Demonstrate how your efforts contributed to your bosses goals and your professional business goals.
Draw on your own experiences outside of work
Many times other jobs have taught you the value if customer service, coming in under budget, strategic planning or communication skills. Use these past experiences to give value to the company and build strong relationships with your clients and your peers.
Be a team builder and team player
Volunteer for company initiatives and task forces. Demonstrate that you have a strong work ethic and are fully committed to your team members and the task at hand. Want to excel on your team? Manage how people perceive your contribution to the team.
You can't sit around and wait for any one of your sales jobs to become more interesting to you. You can work to create the right work balance as a new employee while earning the respect of your supervisors, as well as your peers.