Chapter 2Congratulations, You’re Hired!

What a relief! Your job search is officially over. You’ve accepted an offer and have agreed to start the following Monday. Resist the urge to become complacent. Between now and the end of your first month on the job, it is critical that you skillfully wield your professional persona to make a stellar impression. Although it may sound intimidating, transitioning into a new work situation is fairly easy once you know what you need to do. This chapter will walk you through the actions you should take prior to your start date and during your first few weeks on the new job. Here I’ll also cover some new-employee essentials that will help you be successful, such as decoding office lingo and getting past human ...

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