How to Handle First Day on the Job

Published: Sep 09, 2010

Chicago Sun-Times -- The first day on the job can be overwhelming, with unknown co-workers, customers, new responsibilities and a new work space. Career coaches offer tips on how to handle the first day. Be open and friendly: Present yourself well to co-workers in an effort to form bonds. Walk around and introduce yourself to everyone. Keep conversations brief and polite, and listen more than you talk. Ask questions about workplace operations and culture.

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