10 Tips for New Hire Success

June 5, 2013

Career Advice

10 Tips for New hire SuccessIf you’ve already followed our new hire etiquette, then good for you. You’re well on your way to success. But the professionalism can’t stop after the first month. If you can maintain an aura of hard work and politeness for a whole year, people will start to recognize you. Coworkers will respect you. And most importantly — your boss will love you. Here are 10 tips that all new hires should follow — especially recent grads:

10. Don’t engage coworkers in useless chit chat while they’re working hard at their desks.
9. Politely decline a request for useless chit chat when you’re the one trying to get work done at your desk.
8. Don’t join in conversations that you’re not apart of. Let people do their business — or their gossip — on their own.
7. Turn your cell phone on vibrate when at work, and keep it hidden during meetings.
6. Be aware of your surroundings — that means keeping your voice down when on the phone or when talking to a coworker.
5. Don’t become a slave to email. Respond in a timely manner, but know that you don’t need to respond instantly every time.
4. Participate in meetings instead of mindlessly responding to emails on your phone.
3. Consistently arrive on time in the mornings. And on time for meetings.
2. Get your work done on time — if you’re staying late every night, your productivity or your workload needs an adjustment.
1. Be reliable. Do what you said you’d do when you said you’d do it!

What else would you add?

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