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Top 10 Mistakes   Starting Your New Job By: Bill Holland www.mandrake.ca /bill ca.linkedin.com/in/talentproof www.twitter....
Introduction <ul><li>Welcome to your new job! You’ve likely put in a great deal of thought, time and effort to get to this...
#10 – Not Seeking Clarity <ul><li>Don’t hesitate to ask for help or clarity if you are uncertain about anything. You don’t...
#9 – Bringing Personal Issues Into The Office <ul><li>Leave your personal life at home. Keep your personal communications ...
#8 – Not Being Business Savvy <ul><li>There is a business beyond your job. What is it? It’s important to get the bigger pi...
#7 – Not Being Politically Savvy <ul><li>You can’t afford office politics. You don’t have to be actively involved in the i...
#6 – Not Knowing What’s Expected of You <ul><li>Have a discussion with your boss regarding expectations. What are you resp...
#5 – Not Dressing Appropriately <ul><li>Make sure you dress in a style that’s appropriate to your organization. If in doub...
#4 – Bad Mouthing <ul><li>Don’t vent to your colleagues about your last job, company or colleagues. You’re in a new enviro...
#3 – Gossiping  <ul><li>Whether you’re an active participate or a passive observer, gossip is gossip. Being involved in go...
#2 – Not Listening <ul><li>During formal orientation and informal conversations, be sure to open your ears and pay attenti...
#1 – Being Late <ul><li>Don’t be late on your first day of work. Or on your second day. Come to think of it, don’t be late...
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Welcome to your new job! You’ve likely put in a great deal of thought, time and effort to get to this point. So take a moment to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment. But now the real work begins, so don’t get too comfortable. You may have gotten in the door, but now it’s time to prove your worth. Prove to your employer that they’ve made the right choice in hiring you. Demonstrating competence and developing good habits now will help you in your new job and throughout your career.

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  1. 1. Top 10 Mistakes Starting Your New Job By: Bill Holland www.mandrake.ca /bill ca.linkedin.com/in/talentproof www.twitter.com/talentproof
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Welcome to your new job! You’ve likely put in a great deal of thought, time and effort to get to this point. So take a moment to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment. But now the real work begins, so don’t get too comfortable. You may have gotten in the door, but now it’s time to prove your worth. Prove to your employer that they’ve made the right choice in hiring you. Demonstrating competence and developing good habits now will help you in your new job and throughout your career. What do you do to make a great impression and set you on the right path right now? You’ll be exposed to a great deal in your first few days, so take the time to listen and learn. </li></ul>
  3. 3. #10 – Not Seeking Clarity <ul><li>Don’t hesitate to ask for help or clarity if you are uncertain about anything. You don’t want to act in haste or ignorance, and taking the time to clarify things early on will save you grief in the long run. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. #9 – Bringing Personal Issues Into The Office <ul><li>Leave your personal life at home. Keep your personal communications to a minimum. Focus on what needs to be done at work, so that when you go home, you can focus fully on your personal life. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. #8 – Not Being Business Savvy <ul><li>There is a business beyond your job. What is it? It’s important to get the bigger picture and understand how your job fits into the bigger scheme of things. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. #7 – Not Being Politically Savvy <ul><li>You can’t afford office politics. You don’t have to be actively involved in the intricacies of it all, but it’s in your best interest to be aware of how they operate in your place of work. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. #6 – Not Knowing What’s Expected of You <ul><li>Have a discussion with your boss regarding expectations. What are you responsible for? What does success look like in your job? Make sure you understand what you need to do – then do it. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. #5 – Not Dressing Appropriately <ul><li>Make sure you dress in a style that’s appropriate to your organization. If in doubt, err on the side of more formal than being too casual. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. #4 – Bad Mouthing <ul><li>Don’t vent to your colleagues about your last job, company or colleagues. You’re in a new environment, so focus on the positive and leave the negative behind. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. #3 – Gossiping <ul><li>Whether you’re an active participate or a passive observer, gossip is gossip. Being involved in gossip will compromise your trustworthiness, so best to remove yourself altogether. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. #2 – Not Listening <ul><li>During formal orientation and informal conversations, be sure to open your ears and pay attention to what is being said. Effective communication requires both speaking AND listening skills. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. #1 – Being Late <ul><li>Don’t be late on your first day of work. Or on your second day. Come to think of it, don’t be late for work ever, if you can help it. Make it a habit to arrive at work on time, or better yet, slightly early. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
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