Starting a new job

Congratulations - you got the job. You aced the interview, now all you have to do is show them how great you are. Here are some tips on good ways to start a new job on the right foot.

Ask questions. You were hired because you showed you can do the job. However, even in the same fields, each work place has its own nuances. If you have any doubts about how something is done in your new job - ask. There will probably be a small tolerance for mistakes early on, but its better to avoid them. You were hired because the business needed you so your colleagues should be happy to answer your questions. It's a good idea to keep notes though, so you don't have to ask the same question twice.

Build relationships. Start getting to know your colleagues. Find out what they do for fun, learn about their families and what makes them tick. Use your breaks to get to know your colleagues.

Make a good first impression. Smile and be friendly. Keep a positive attitude and an open mind. Avoid complaining about your boss, your colleagues or your previous job. Treat your first few weeks like your interview. Arrive at work early and don't rush out the door at the end of the day. Be on your best behavior.

Be helpful. Volunteer for projects. Make sure your complete work assigned by your manager first. Take on a new project only if you are confident you can complete it well and on time.