Dec 21, 2015

THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY ON YOUR FIRST DAY OF WORK


First impressions are lasting, especially on the first day of work.

This is when your new colleagues and employers make their first assessments about you, and their first observations of how you can carry yourself professionally. Some may even make assumptions about your capability and work ethic based on your first encounters with them.

There is certainly a varied degree of casualness depending on the industry relevant to you, but one thing's for sure - it is always safe to practice restraint in your speech no matter where you are.

"If you say something that's off, it sets the tone, and that could be the reason for you to be let go in your first three months," says J.T. O'Donnell, founder of career advice site, Career Realism.

Take a look at the things you should never say on your first day of work:

1. Don't badmouth your previous employer
2. Don't try too hard
3. Don't snub your boss
4. Don't announce your limitations
5. Don’t gossip
6. Don't be a know-it-all
7. Don't ask for privileges and benefits
8. Don’t complain
9. Don't be too open about your personal life
10. Don’t be too critical
11. Don’t be too casual
12. Don’t ask about promotions
13. Don’t complain about your workstation
14. Don’t be rigid
15. Don't turn down a lunch invite with your colleagues
16. Don’t be unhelpful
17. Don’t skive at the first opportunity
18. Don't invite yourself to your colleagues' snacks

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