Monday, April 16, 2012

What NOT to do in your first 3 months on the job

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: How to start off on the right foot
in your new job
You perfected your resume, nailed the interview, and got the job. Congratulations! Now, don’t mess up.

I recently spoke with writer Ritika Trikha about what NOT to do during the first few months in your job. She shares nine helpful tips to keep in the back of your mind as you embark on a new career to ensure you make a great impression and hit the ground running.

This isn’t meant to scare you! Your new position is likely well-deserved, and you should be proud of the achievement. But while you might be breathing a sigh of relief because the interview process is over, remember that your new employers are still getting to know you. That period of making a good first impression is just getting started.

Jump over to Ritika’s article to see what I had to say about making sure you don’t step on any toes as you’re learning the ropes. There’s great advice from employers, recruiters, and other HR experts who’ve seen it all.