YES, Full-time employment is almost within grasp. To unlock the final Gate 10, you need to continue your first-day positivity for 6 months to get you through your probation period and your contract is converted from probationary to full-time employment.

On the whole, getting through your work probation period successfully involves demonstrating your skills, commitment, and ability to adapt to your new work environment and the demands this will have on professional you. It is essentially an extension of day 1.

Here are our 8 tips to help you navigate this delicate period effectively:



1. Be punctual and reliable: Arrive on time, meet deadlines, and complete tasks efficiently. Show dedication by putting in extra effort when necessary and being available to assist your colleagues.


2. Communicate effectively: Maintain open lines of communication with your direct manager and colleagues. Seek feedback regularly, ask for clarification when needed, and provide updates on your progress. Effective communication helps you understand expectations and address any concerns promptly.

3. Adaptability and willingness to learn: Be flexible and open to learning new things. Show initiative by taking on new responsibilities and work. Be receptive to feedback and use it to improve your skills and performance.

4. Build positive relationships: Foster good relationships with your colleagues and managers. Be respectful, supportive, and collaborative. Engage in team activities and contribute positively to the work environment.

5. Demonstrate a strong work ethic: Show enthusiasm, motivation, and a strong work ethic. Take pride in your work and strive for excellence. Be proactive, organised, and efficient in your tasks.

6. Seek guidance and mentorship: If available, seek guidance from a mentor within the organisation. They can provide valuable insights, advice, and support during your probation period.


7. Maintain a positive attitude: Approach your work with a positive mindset, even in challenging situations (and there will be plenty of these, depending on how far out of your comfort zone you have leapt into this new dream job). Stay motivated and focused, and maintain a solution-oriented approach. 

8. Review and reflect: Regularly evaluate your own performance, identify areas for improvement, and take necessary steps to address them. Reflect on your experiences, learn from your mistakes, and continuously strive to grow professionally.

Remember, the probation period is an opportunity for you to showcase your abilities and commitment. By demonstrating your skills, adaptability, and positive attitude, you increase your chances of successfully completing the probation period and establishing yourself as a valuable asset to the organisation.

All things being equal, the probationary period should fly by, with the end of the 6 months being there before you know it.  The actual 6-month date should be another formality as long as you ensure you follow the above steps.  Welcome to the rest of your professional life in your dream job.  That was easy, wasn’t it ????

Please refer to other ArcTree blog tips and tricks coming soon!