Things You Really Need to Avoid in a New Job

Things You Really Need to Avoid in a New Job

You’ve started your new job and you want to make friends. That’s great. At the same time, you want to do the best you can to avoid being fired. It’s really easy to make mistakes without even thinking about it. These little mistakes turn out disastrous for the company at times. To help save any time and hassle, avoid these things in your new job.

woman-work-office-colleaguesNot Asking for Help

You may think you need to prove you can do something by yourself, but there are times that you need to ask for help. If you’re not sure how something works, then speak up and ask them.

If you’re unsure about the timings for lunches or the way the payroll system works, don’t be afraid to ask about it. It’s better than assuming and getting it wrong.

doughnut-coffee-computer-officeBringing in Treats All the Time

You don’t want to become known as the employee with all the treats. It may make you friends within the office, but it doesn’t bode well for promotions.

Your boss won’t concentrate on the job you do when it comes to reviews. There is nothing wrong with taking them in now and then, but make sure your boss talks about your work too.

Business-meeting-work-officeTrying to Bring About Change

There is a reason a business is doing something one way and not your way—that first way works for them. It’s worked that way since before you got there.

Yes, you may have a more efficient method or know a better way to do things, but your boss doesn’t want to hear about it right away.

Settle into your job and then offer recommendations now and then to help with efficiency. Avoid saying “my old work place did this.” Instead, focus on the benefits for this company.

businesswoman-crying-office-sadOpening Up Too Quickly

There will be certain people in the office who love a fresh face. They’ll be warm and welcoming, and you feel like you can open up to them.

Once the welcoming has died down, you’ll find that they hardly talk to you again, but you could become the centre of gossip. Take some time to get to know people first and then decide who you are going to trust.

woman-meeting-businessNot Asking Questions About Projects

Too many new people take on a new project without knowing all the details. This is dangerous. It may not be suitable for your skills or you may not know the backstory behind the client.

Instead of happily taking on the work, talk to the person about it and ask all the questions that you have. It will help you get a better understanding and make sure you can do it.

businesswoman-work-office-phoneConstantly Being Available

Your boss asks you to do some overtime and you say yes. There is nothing wrong with that, but you want to avoid saying yes all the time.

Your boss will soon start taking you for granted and when you do say no there may be trouble. Say no a couple of times, even if you know you’re available, to make it clear you do have a life.

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