You’ve Found a Job

It’s time to show your employer that you’re the right person for the job.

Here are a few tips:

  • Keep a positive attitude.
  • Accept criticism while remembering that nobody's perfect. Take heed of suggestions for improving your work.
  • Be on time and stick to your work schedule.
  • Dress appropriately. Follow the lead of your supervisor and colleagues.
  • Accept responsibilities.

Know what your employer expects of you:

  • If you’re not sure, ask.
  • Treat everyone with respect. Being respectful is the key to a healthy work environment.
  • Show initiative. Don't always wait to be told what to do. If you see that a job needs doing, offer to do it.
  • Be reliable. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Support your colleagues and show team spirit.
  • Control your emotions. Don't let little misunderstandings blow up into major conflicts.
  • Settle differences calmly and objectively. Displays of anger are frowned upon and could result in your losing your job.
  • Learn how to disagree in a constructive manner, while proposing solutions.
  • Speak well of the company you work for.
  • Try to organize your private life so that your family or personal problems don’t follow you to work.
  • Don't let workplace problems get you down; there's always an adaptation period.

When you've found a job you're satisfied with, it's important to:

  • Thank everyone who helped you during your job search.
  • Keep all the documents you’ve used, including your job search follow-up sheet.