9 things you should never do during your first week of work
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- "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.Advertisement
"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?'"Read more: 27 things you should do on your first day of work
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."
Don't make any snap judgments in your first week, as it will take time to figure out your likes and dislikes at work.
Don't burn out quickly by staying too late and showing up too early.Advertisement
Don't be afraid of a fresh start.
Don't eat lunch alone every day when you could be meeting new people.Advertisement
While you want to be friendly, don't bother your new coworkers.
Don't bring up personal details about your life right away.Advertisement
Don't stretch the dress code.
Don't keep bringing up your old job.Advertisement
Don't be afraid to showcase your 'full skill set.'
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