Starting a new job

  • Show respect for the opinions of others, even though you may disagree with them.
  • Give credit where due.
  • Don't praise yourself, let others do it.
  • Don't get caught up in arguments and never loose your temper.
  • Let it be known that you are always friendly and positive. Don't look for the downside of things; rather seek the positive in every situation.
  • Never interrupt a person.
  • Show respect for your boss. Never criticize him or her.
  • Never partake in office gossip.

New job training

  • Your degree can only take so far. Don't stagnate.
  • Use every opportunity to study and get training through your company.
  • Attend workshops, seminars and in-house training programs.
  • Read about management, office administration and your industry.
  • Build your skills.