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.
Last update: April 8, 2019