By Angela Clifford, RMT
May 27, 2002
a little nervous about a new job? These hints can help ease the
stress, get you off to a good start and pave the way for a rewarding
getting along well with your supervisor, co-workers and the public
a top priority.
at work when scheduled and be on time. Call your supervisor ahead
in the rare case you have to be absent or late, and give a reason.
Absenteeism is one of the main reasons people lose jobs.
carefully to instructions; follow them accurately without making
you're not sure how to do something, don't be afraid to ask. (Your
supervisor will appreciate your wanting to clarify what you're
supposed to do.)
from your mistakes. When you make a mistake, tell your supervisor
and ask how you can correct it. (Avoid being defensive. View a
mistake as an opportunity to grow and become a better employee.)
persistent and finish tasks that you begin.
initiative by looking for additional ways to be helpful. (Employees
who go above and beyond are valuable.)
a loyal employee. (Avoid saying negative things about the company
and the people you work with. Respect confidentiality.)
upbeat, have a sense of humor and don't get discouraged as you
learn your new job.