Here are some tips to get you off on the right track
when starting a new job:
1. Learn the company culture. Observe
meeting dialogs, staff dynamics, and learn what protocols are
2. Make every effort to remember
coworkers' first names. Calling people by their first name shows
strong interpersonal skills.
3. Have lunch with coworkers. If you're
an introvert, you may be tempted to hide out in your office, but
when you first start, it's important to have lunch with others and
4. Don't get caught in office
5. Don't use your company computer to
check personal email, Facebook, etc.
6. Remember you need to be employed for
a while and establish credibility before suggesting any
7. If you're unsure of something, it's
better to ask than guess. However, before asking, make every
attempt to find the answer on your own. If you end up still having
to ask someone, let that person know you tried to find the
answer… it shows initiative on your part.
8. Ask your boss for feedback on your
performance, and keep your boss up-to-date on your projects.
9. Don't forget to maintain your network of
connections by keeping in contact with past co-workers, colleagues,
etc. Send an occasional email, forward an interesting article, go
out for coffee or lunch. Don't wait until you need a favor to
10. Finally, before you start your new
job, remember to send a thank you to any individual who helped you
land the job (someone who informed you about the job, references,