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Video:Surviving Your First Week at a New Job

with Tim Tyrell-Smith

Learning some tips for surviving your first week at a new job can make it easier and less stressful. Watch this video from About.com to see some key things that will help you get through it successfully.See Transcript

Transcript:Surviving Your First Week at a New Job

Hi I'm Tim Tyrell-Smith, Marketing Coach and Career Strategist with TimsStrategy.com. Today I'm here on behalf of About.com to talk to you about surviving your first week at a new job.

Basics for Surviving Your First Week at a New Job

Week one at a new job can be exciting, terrifying, or somewhere in between depending on how long you've been out of work and how different the job, industry or environment is from your last company.

Tips for Surviving Your First Week at a New Job

So here are some tips to survive your first week and begin a great relationship with your new company.

1. Show up early and stay late. That really sets an example and allows you to understand the flow of the company.

2. Take training seriously. If the company puts you through a training program, make sure you really put your best effort into it.

3. Ask a lot of good questions. You'll learn so much by talking to people within the organization today.

4. Smile. When you smile, you open up a door to people and give them a reason to come up and talk to you.

5. Don't try to prove yourself too soon. Sometimes we try to show how smart we are and really what we do is we upset people around us who have been there a while.

6. Set up meetings with key people within the company, and show them that you have an interest in getting to know them.

Follow these tips and you will make a smart and strong first impression on key people within your new company, and you'll pave the way for a successful first week and first year.

Thanks for watching. To learn more about surviving your first week at a new job and other career topics, visit us online at About.com.

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