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9 Mistakes to Avoid at Your First Job

Your first year can set the tone for success or failure, whether you're fresh out of college or a seasoned professional starting with a new employer. Early mistakes can be tough to overcome and might ultimately jeopardize your career. In this article we are going to talk about mistakes to avoid at your first job..

1. Avoid keeping all your questions to yourself

In a similar vein, it's quite okay to inquire about your projects and receive explanation. It's also fine to ask seemingly simple things, like how to put paper into that clumsy old fax machine. When you first start a job, nobody expects you to know everything. When you ask for clarification when you're unclear, it shows your boss and coworkers that you want to learn and get things right.

2. Avoid disregarding the culture of the workplace

Each office has its own culture, and it's part of your job to learn about the one you're joining. Concentrate on the company's priorities, decision-makers, and how they reach their decisions. Even if you want to change the company, you'll need to learn how to fit in first.

3. Avoid failing to check in with your new boss

There are a variety of reasons why you might be hesitant to drop by your boss's office for a conversation or to check in. (It's nerve-wracking; you don't know them well, and you don't want to come across as a jerk, the list goes on.) Regularly discussing your goals, strengths, and limitations, on the other hand, will gain you a great deal of respect." Regular 'check-ins' with your manager will not only demonstrate your overall dedication to growth and learning, but will also assist build your connection.

4. Forgeting relationship building

You can start a new job with a strategy for success, but you can't ignore people. Know who you'll need to help you complete your tasks, and cultivate positive relationships with them.

5. Avoid taking criticism personally

"I understand that criticism can feel like an indictment when you're starting a new career, but it isn't. It's the most effective method most people are aware of for assisting you in becoming a fully functional team member." So, if your supervisor gives you feedback, accept it graciously, jot it down in your notebook, and remember it for the future.

6. Avoid talking about your previous employer

Consider your prior boss like a boyfriend or girlfriend. Your current significant other doesn't want to be compared to your ex, and neither does your current workplace want to hear continuous comparisons to your previous employer. You may bring up items that worked well in your previous job, but do so in a helpful manner rather than an aggressive manner.

7. Avoid making use of you phone everytime at work

Smartphones are fantastic for staying in touch with everyone and allowing people to contact you at any time of the day. Phones, on the other hand, are a major source of distraction because they frequently ping off with notifications. Of course, you can still check your phone, but do it in brief bursts rather than every five minutes. Examine how frequently your coworkers check their phones.

8. Avoid arriving late to work

one of the most common mistakes new employees make is arriving late. Punctuality is especially vital during your first few weeks at your new job, because you don't want your tardiness to become a part of your professional reputation. Because you can't prepare for traffic, accidents, or other unanticipated events, Wheatman recommends leaving early to avoid problems. "The worst that can happen is that you'll arrive at work early and have a head start on your day.

9. Avoid "know it all" character

If you did well in university, which I am confident you did. You may have graduated from university feeling confident in your talents. That's wonderful. When you start a new work, though, you may realize that there are different ways to get things approved. However, think for a second before suggesting these modifications, as there is likely a reason why they haven't been implemented yet. It's possible that what you learned in class in university doesn't apply to real-life situations. In any case, it's critical that you make suggestions in a proper manner so that they don't come across as inappropriate.

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