Starting A New Job

Wall Street Journal – Counter Offer Advice

Dress For Your Job - Make a good first impression, granted if you’re in a technical position, t-shirt & jeans might be just fine, but if you are the new CEO someone will be annoyed if you’re wearing a t-shirt to a corporate company.

Be Prepared– Have you completed all the forms or are there still some to be filled out on the day you start? If so make sure you have all the relevant accompanying documents or details with you to completed this.

Smile - show that you are happy and enthusiastic about being there and working with the people in the company

Be Enthusiastic - Look like you’re having fun (why shouldn’t you be?). Show your desire to improve whatever you’re working on.

Do Research - Since you’re going to be doing something soon, might as well hit the ground running. Familiarize yourself with what’s expected of you, the general areas of what needs to be done and be prepared to start doing them.

Co-workers - Get to know your co-workers. Spend time with them in order to build relationships to be able to work as a team and have trust.

Learn your Co-Workers Names – Get to know their names as soon as possible. It’s embarrassing when someone walks by you and says, “Hi John”, and you just stand there muttering “Hi”. What if you need to discuss something with him/her and they are not facing you? Tap him/her on the shoulder to get their attention?

Get The Job Done – That’s what you are here for, so show them why they hired you and do it well.

Don’t get involved in gossip!