Tips For Getting Off To The Right Start In A New Job

It is very important that you get off to the right start when you start a new job.  This new job may end up being the career you have always dreamed of having.  That makes it very important to follow these tips to help you get off to the best start in your new job.

You want to be punctual when you start a new job.  While being punctual should always be your goal when it comes to work, it is especially important when you are starting a new job.  After you have been in a job for awhile they know your record for regular punctuality and will more easily overlook an occasional tardiness.  But when you start a new job, they do not know your punctuality record and may think very badly of you if you commit this infraction.

Being friendly is very important when you start a new job.  Remember that first impressions count big and you only get once chance at that.  It is hard to make an effort to be friendly when you feel the nervousness and anxiety of not knowing anyone but this is one time that you just have to stretch out of your comfort zone.

It is important to be clear that you are going to be a hard worker from the start.  Expect that you will have to prove yourself on your new job.  Just like with punctuality, they do not know your history.  Be a willing learner, too.  It is wonderful to try to take the initiative when faced with a challenge in your new job but know when to ask for help and admit you need some instruction.

Additionally, be sure that you are dressed appropriately for the job.  You want to think career oriented clothing choices.  If you have any question, err on the side of dressing too formally.

You can find more help on this subject in this article by Howstuffworks.

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