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How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

Rob Taub |

July 12, 2010

Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market.

Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your long term career success.

10 Rules for Beginning Your New Job on the Right Foot:

1. Get to Know the Company’s Key Players. Producing long-term results is more important than an immediate impact. Depending on the company and the reason for your hire you will have a settling-in period any where fomr 30-90 days. Use that time wisely and get to know people and their roles; network; build alliances, etc.

2. Remember Names and Try to Use Them from Time to Time. And of course, always with a smile. It is important to always project a positive image. Most people when introduced to others immediately forget names. If this happens to you, look them straight in the eye and say, “I’m sorry, could you tell me your name again?” Then practice using it once or twice a week – it’s also flattering.

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