g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g Career Training Site

BellaOnline's Career Training Editor


How to Get Along as a New Employee

Guest Author - Dianne Walker

Being a new employee can be a frightening challenge. You donít know anyone else on staff; youíre not sure if anyone will like you. Believe it or not, there will be some on your new job that will just take offense to your hire. The best thing to do is try not to start off on the wrong foot. Here are some tips on what NOT to do to brand yourself as the office pariah before the end of your first week.

1. Talking about making changes before you get the lay of the land. Even if your job is to make improvements, the worst thing you can do is to walk in the door and make sweeping changes before your signature is even dry on your W-4 Form. Remember that many employees are proud of what they do and donít want to be told that everything they are doing is wrong or needs to be changed; especially from a stranger. Take some time, ninety days minimum if possible, before you start making even small changes. You need to take the time to learn the staff, learn the job and gain their trust.

2. Donít be a know-it-all; even if you do know-it-all. Very seldom does anyone like a know-it-all. No matter the circumstances, or the task Ė youíve done it before and know the best way to make it happen. Remember, what may have happened at your previous shop may not work here. While itís OK to show that you know what youíre doing, donít go overboard as if you know everything about everything. Making your new co-workers feel inferior is not the best strategy to winning cooperative teammates.

3. Try to fit in with the office culture. Does this mean you have to dye your hair purple to fit in? Absolutely not! If the staff dresses in business casual, however, try to conform at least for the first few weeks until people get to know you. Showing up in a business suit and tie to a business casual atmosphere may give people the impression that you think youíre better than they are.

4. Take notes. Youíre new to the job. Even if youíve done the task a million times at your previous job, it may be different. No one likes, or has time, to repeat instructions over and over again. Keep a small notebook to take notes and refer back to.

If you were hired, obviously you have shown yourself fully capable of doing the job; that was step one. Step two is to show that you can get along and work well with other employees. Let your expertise shine, but carefully. You can be brilliant without blasting it from the top of your desk.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to Twitter Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to Facebook Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to MySpace Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to Digg How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to Yahoo My Web Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to Google Bookmarks Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to Stumbleupon Add How+to+Get+Along+as+a+New+Employee to Reddit

Are You to Old for a Career Change?
How Do Others See Me?
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Career Training Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Dianne Walker. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Dianne Walker. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.


g features
Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor