Wednesday, January 16, 2013
First days in 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!