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March 3rd, 2009
Tips on Keeping Your New Job

If you have just been offered a job, congratulations on getting recruited! All of your hard work during the job seeking period has finally paid off.
Now what is the next thing to do? Well, you have to start the job. Now, you are probably experiencing some feelings of nervousness or stress.

Many questions come to mind – are they going to like me? Am I going to like the job, the team, the office politics, my new boss etc. This is normal.
Starting a new job is stressful! Like most of us, it’s probably the unknown that fuels the feelings of anxiety. So the information provided by NextStep.Org below should help you but try and remember that, you got the job because you were the best candidate for the position. So chill out and and enjoy the fact that you are now employed.

Before You Start
• Before Accepting
• Before you accept checklist:
• Things to consider checklist:
• Pros & Cons
• Negotiation
• Prepare

Your First Day on the Job
• The First Impression
1) Dress
2) Communication
3) Remembering Names
4) Strategies for Remembering Names
• What to Expect on the First Day
• Surviving the First Day

Your First Week on the Job
• Be Part of the Team
1) Build rapport
2) Be an effective listener
3) Characteristics of a positive attitude
4) Watch your environment
• How Much to Produce in Your First Week?
• What to Expect Within the First Week
• Surviving The First Week
1) Grunt Work
2) Expect the unexpected
3) Begin to develop an idea about the larger world you have entered
4) Own up to mistakes immediately
5) Figure out what are the most important things to learn

Your First Month on the Job
• Learning
• Relationships
• Mind games
• Assessment
• Performance Reviews

And Beyond
• Showing your stuff
• Results
• Dealing with negative responses
• Show your stuff checklist
• Workplace Relationships
• What is Professional Behaviour?
• Why Do People Act the Way They Do?
• Dealing with Peers
• The More Experienced Colleague
• Dealing with Supervisors
• Workplace Politics
• Employer Expectations


Catherine Adenle
Founder, Catherine's Career Corner. The career site empowering and inspiring ambitious candidates of all ages and professions to thrive and work smarter on their careers. Gladly helping all career-minded people worldwide to explore their career, manage change and understand how new technologies are changing and enhancing the future of work.
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