Let’s face it, being the new kid is never fun. Feeling like you can hear the cool kids whispering behind your back or eating alone in the cafeteria. At some point in our lives, most of us have experienced that awkward and uncomfortable feeling. But, you don’t have to feel like that way at your new job. You can go in feeling confidant, with your head held high. Here are 9 tips to help you become successful with your employer and cool with your co-workers.
9. Save Your Drama For Your Momma
Don’t go to work and tell your personal problems to others, you’re not a guest on the ‘Dr. Phil’ show. It’s great to have a personal interaction with co-workers, but don’t get too personal. Keep your personal issues outside of the office; people who discuss personal issues at work are not viewed as a professional.
8. Dress Appropriately For Your Position
Many people try to teach their children not to judge people from their outside appearance, but how they are on the inside. That’s a wonderful quality to instill in your children, but it’s just a fact of life that society will judge you based on your outward appearance.
Use common sense when you dress for work, if you work for a successful law firm, dress in a professional way. Don’t show up at the office like a flower child from the 60’s, with a tie-dyed shirt, bell bottom jeans and flip-flops. However, some workplaces allow a more casual dress code, so feel free to dress in a more relaxed manner than a business suit. Still, make sure it’s tasteful and proper to how others dress at work.