7 Ways to Start a New Job the Right Way ...

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There are certainly ways to start a new job the right way, but not everyone thinks about them when they are “in the moment,” and they can say or do something that starts them off on the wrong foot.

I have been the new person several times, but I have seen new people come and go more times than I care to count.

These ways to start a new job the right way will hopefully stick in your mind when you’re starting a new job and make you just a bit more cautious.

1. Do Not Talk about Others Negatively

One of the ways to start a new job the right way is to not talk about others in a negative way.

Even if your new co-workers are complaining about the boss, don’t join in.

It may seem like it will build camaraderie with everyone else, but you never know if there is someone in the crowd who will report back to the manager everything you said.

It’s also just not nice or professional to gossip about those you work with.

2. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

I know that I always feel awkward asking questions at a new job, even though it’s expected that you won’t know what you’re doing.

I always feel like I’m bothering someone or that they’ll think I’m stupid if I don’t know how to do something, but that is a way of thinking that needs to stop for everyone.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, you must ask;

don’t guess, because things will be a lot worse if you do something wrong when all it would have taken was a simple question to clear things up.

3. Dress Professionally

I cannot tell you the amount of new people I have seen come in wearing sneakers or a tee shirt when it was inappropriate to do so.2

When you are hired, the person you speak to should tell you the dress code, but if they don’t then you need to ask.

If you’re really not sure, err on the side of dressing too professionally.

Sneakers are rarely acceptable at any job and should definitely not be worn if you’re unsure of the dress code.

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