Starting a new job can be both exciting and challenging at the same time. Adapting to the new environment is essential for a smooth transitioning and integration into the team. Adapting is never an easy task but i'm certain that if you can avoid these five things, then you are good to go.

Not Asking Questions

No one expects you to know everything, so not asking questions will be you setting yourself up for failure. You should not be embarrassed to ask questions. Asking enough questions enables your colleagues and even your boss to know that you are confident enough to ask for help.

Always On And On About Your Previous Job.

Continuously talking about your previous job and sometimes making comparisons is a no no. It does not matter if your new job is better or worse. It is better not to speak excessively about your old job as this sends the wrong message to your new team.

Staying In Your Shell

Starting a new job can be overwhelming and intimidating. For most people, their first thought is usually to bury themselves in their assigned tasks and focus on that only. This is a common mistake to avoid when starting a new job. If you are new, it is best to introduce yourself to your colleagues and try as much as possible to interact with them. These are people you'd likely be spending the next few months or years with and it is often better to establish a cordial relationship at the very start.

Receiving Too Many Personal Calls.

You cannot start a new job and then keep receiving too many phone calls. You might have been out of a job for a while and used to making long calls during the day. This should not continue when you are starting a new job. When you start a new job, it is time to separate your personal life from your work and avoid taking too many personal phone calls during work hours.

Ignoring The Corporate Culture

Every workplace has its way of doing things. Sometimes it is how tasks are completed, how meetings are conducted, unspoken rules, social events, and a lot more. When starting a new job, try as much as possible to know the culture of your new workplace and try to adapt to it.

Hope this helps someone out there especially those struggling to settle down at their new work places.

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