9 things you should never do during your first week of work
- "All eyes are on you" during your first week of work, experts say.
- In trying to impress your coworkers, there are miscues many new hires can make during the first few days.
- Here are the mistakes to avoid during your first week of work.
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First impressions matter - and at a new job, you want to be on your best behavior during the first week.
Job interviews can only tell both the employer and employee so much, but you won't know how you truly fit in the company until after the first 90 days, Amanda Augustine, career expert at TopResume, tells Business Insider.Augustine calls the first 90 days an "unofficial audition" for what your place will be at the company.
"You can interview someone until you're blue in the face, but it's not until you get past these first few number of weeks to know, 'What really is this job like?'"
Like any audition, new hires need to put their best foot forward - and avoid making critical mistakes. Lynn Taylor, workplace expert and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job, says employees have a tendency to over-impress during the first week, which can lead to miscues: "You don't have to become a superhero your first week, but on the other hand you do need to know all eyes are on you."
Here are the biggest mistakes new hires make during their first week of work, according to Taylor and Augustine: