The first few days of a new job are always a bit stressful. You want to make a good impression, bond with your co-workers (the right ones, at least), and try not to get a label that’ll stick with you for the rest of your time there.
So how do you do that? By exuding confidence, being respectful, and most importantly, not being afraid to ask questions. You don’t have to try too hard—if the job is a good fit, you’ll naturally blend into the culture in no time.
And best of all, if you make a mistake, no one will remember it three months from now.
Watch this video on what to do—and especially what not to do—to “win” your first few weeks at work.
Photo of first day courtesy of Shutterstock.
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As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author