Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First days in a new job

Cortney Bennett, Arizona Republic, Jan 16, 2013, has some tips for starting a new job.

First--be prepared to go more than the extra mile. Usually there is a 90-day probation period--you  need to ace it.

Make smart decisions and don't be afraid. If you make a mistake, show you learned from it.

But also don't be a know-it-all.

Don't watch the clock.

If they do an old task a new way, do it their way.

Listen to chatter in the office--you may find a new way to make yourself useful.

Be friendly. Ask people's names. Remember them.

You also need to use the probation period to see if the job is a good fit.

OK--now keep all this up!

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