You can’t make a second first impression, and hiring managers and fellow employees are closely watching your actions during the first three months to make sure you are a good hire.
Here are nine actions to avoid doing during your first few months on the job, according to CareerBliss.com
Tell Someone: ‘That’s Not my Job’
You should always try to help when you can, and saying things like this can make you seem not like a team player.
Criticize Other’s Work
Focus on mastering your own job first before trying to help others do their jobs better.
Act Like a Know it All
During your first three months focus on doing your job to the best of your capabilities and observe the people and culture to understand how the company operates.
Make an effort to introduce yourself and create small talk—you might not like doing it, but it will help you build strong work relationships.
Take a Vacation
Hold off on taking a vacation in the first few months, it’s hard to immerse yourself in the workflow and company culture sitting on a beach.
Surf Facebook…or Anything Online
Even if you find yourself with extra time on your hands at work, CareerBloss warns that checking out your Facebook wall or updating your Twitter feed can create a bad impression and distract you and your new co-workers.
Get Involved With Gossip
Avoid getting wrapped up in office politics and workplace drama—it can lead to distractions and unnecessary time wasted at work.
Lie About a Mistake
Mistakes happen. You are new and employers expect them to happen, but be sure to own up to it. As a new hire the company will be more likely forgive a mistake than an attempt to lie about it.
Using ‘I’ Instead of ‘We’
Show you are a team player by replacing “I” with “we” when talking about work projects—it will go a long with your co-workers and bosses.
Congratulations, you have landed a new job. Now don’t do these nine things to mess it up.