Top New Job Mistakes to Avoid
In Just Starting By chrisjanzen

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Congrats! You've landed your job and want to make a good impression. Here is a list of common new job mistakes to steer clear of.
  1. Do not dress like you are going out for a night on the town.

You are in the corporate workplace now and must dress appropriately. Conservative is the key word. Even if your office is a little more “business casual” you still need to look professional. Leave the hardware for your piercings at home. If you wear jewelry, keep it simple and tasteful.

  1. Do not wear obnoxious amounts of perfume or cologne.

Whether you are a guy or a girl, you are going to work, not on a date.  So just don't do it.

  1. NEVER use profanity, or vulgar or suggestive language.

Although this may be considered “okay” in some workplaces, many people today are very sensitive to those kinds of remarks. It shouldn't have to be said, but ditto for racial or religious comments. Equality, safety and common sense people!

  1. Do NOT be late...ever.

Show up at least ten minutes early every morning. Note, if you are consistently punctual and reliable, when you DO have to be late, your boss will be more inclined to believe you.

  1. Don't use company time to do personal things like talk on the phone, text, or run errands.

They are paying you to work. Those things can be done on your time.

  1. Don't sit idly by if you finish a job.

Take initiative and go to your supervisor, inquiring of the next steps in a project or tasks to be done.

Trust me, you don’t want to have to learn these hard lessons for yourself. Take my advice!  Avoid these six common mistakes, and you will be well on your way to new job success.

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