NEW JOB ETHICS
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO ON YOUR FIRST WEEK AT WORK
1. SHOW UP LATE
No matter where you work, being late will make you look bad. Give yourself lots of time to get from A to B and avoid having to give excuses for your tardiness.
2. TURN DOWN LUNCH
You’re going to be spending a lot of time with your new colleagues so make an effort and accept any offers of lunch. This will help you settle in and get you more used to the company culture.
3. BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS
Your first few days can be intimidating, but if you don’t ask questions now you’ll give the impression that you’re uninterested. If you don’t know,just ask-you’re new, everyone expects you to be a bit lost.
4. TRY TOO HARD
First impressions matter so dress well and remember to smile,but don’t go OTT. You don’t want to risk offending or annoying anyone so get to know your working environment first, then you can let loose a little more.
5. TEXT AND SCROLL
Avoid using your mobile phone on your first week and subsequent weeks. If you have a habit of scrolling through social media or checking messages,then turn your phone upside down to remove temptation.
It Is Important That You
1. DRESS TO IMPRESS
Always wear something you are comfortable in. Don’t forget to consider your footwear. Nothing is worse than wobbling awkwardly(and painfully) on new high heels or in staff dress shoes.
2. TREAT IT LIKE AN INTERVIEW
Eat a light breakfast before you leave home. Fresh breath and a clean teeth are a must. Arrive at least 15 minutes early.
3. BE A GOOD LISTENER
Keep your eyes and ears open. Take the time to study every aspect of your new company. Including how people present themselves,how they work together and how to interact among their colleagues and clients.
4. NAIL DOWN NAMES
Part of effective listening includes learning names. Depending on your learning style,you might want to jot them down discreetly as the day goes by. Or ask for a company directory and make notes next to each name so you can recall them later.
5. DON’T FORGET TO SAY THANK YOU
Making sure to thank the assistant,or those who played a role in your first day on-boarding. This sets you up for good relationship for the future. He or she knows the lay of the land and has access to everyone. So don’t underestimate your first interactions.
6. RESPECT OLD TRADITIONS
You were most likely hired because the company is interested in your new ideas. Keep in mind while companies want new ideas,it does not mean they don’t still feel strongly about their old ways of doing things. Always be mindful of the foundation that was laid before you arrived.
7. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
Everyone knows it’s your first day and they do not expect you to remember everything day one. If you don’t know or don’t remember, simply say ‘I’m sorry,would you please remind me of your name/ where the ladies room is/where the copier is? These short conversations are another opportunity to build rapport.
8. DON’T BE FIRST TO LEAVE
You shouldn’t be seen as the first to leave your new workplace. You should actually stay ten to fifteen minutes longer after work. Watch at what time your co-workers prepare to leave and leave some minutes after the first of your colleagues.
NEW JOB ETHICS