Article Topics

This site was built according to strict accessibility standards so that all visitors may browse it easily.

| Valid HTML 4.01 Strict |Valid CSS

|Level Triple-A conformance W3C-WAI accessible web content |Section 508 Bobby-Approved accessible web content |



|Career Coaching

| Books

| Radio Show|


| About Marty| Blog | Twitter |Press

email iconsend this article to a friend

Your First Days on the Job

By Marty Nemko

Your first days can make or break you. You start with invaluable assets that immediately start shrinking--use them or lose them. In the beginning, no one will criticize you for asking lots of questions, but wait a few weeks and you'll seem like a slow learner. In the beginning, your image is fluid, so even if you're a clerk, act like a CEO. For example, make comments like, "I'm wondering whether it might be more efficient to do it this way?" or "Might this represent a new profit center?" You'll be perceived as an up-and-comer, not a drone.

Home | Articles | Career Coaching | Books | Radio Show | Appearances | About Marty | Blog |Press