Chapter 5. From Day One

From Day One, your first days on the job are critical. When that time is gone, it’s gone!

The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. You’re about to start a new job. All the hard work has paid off, and now you’re approaching Day One as a new employee. You might be tempted to breathe the proverbial sigh of relief that the job-search process is over. The truth, however, is that you’ve only just begun.

Day One on your new job signals the start of the most important phase of your career. Within your first few months, you will do more to establish yourself as a good fit in the organization, as a proven contributor, and as a person of value than you probably will in the coming years. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that ...

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