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The Etiquette Edge by Beverly Langford

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CHAPTER 12

The New Job

Getting Started on the Right Foot

In today’s workplace, people are leaving companies, either voluntarily or through downsizing or termination, and joining new ones in record numbers. Gone are the days when a person spent a lifetime with the same company. Starting over, moving up, and making strategic career moves have become the norm.

When you’re starting a new job, no matter how thoroughly you have researched the company or how sure you are that the job is perfect for you, actually starting in that new organization feels a lot like the first day at a new school. You’re the new kid on the block, and your colleagues will be sizing you up to see how well you’re going to fit in. You’re hoping to make a good impression and ...

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