Once you successfully negotiate the terms of your job offer, the real test begins in earnest. Starting work for a new employer can feel like plunging into a brave new world of unknowns. You will be thrown into an entirely new kind of negotiation as you learn to harmonize with different personalities, expectations, quirks, tempo, and style. What will your new boss be like? Will your colleagues be openly friendly and supportive? Or will they interact on a subtler level? What will it take to be a strong performer in this uncharted universe?

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