The Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a New Job

Starting a new job or internship soon? Congrats! That’s awesome and a really exciting time in your life. Before you head into the office that first day remember these “Do’s and Don’ts” so you will always stay on you’re A game and be a star in the office.

The Do’s

Research your role

Ask questions

Schedule frequent coffee catch ups

Ask for informal feedback

Have a conversation about best practices with your manager

Show up early, stay late


The Don’ts

Complain – about your past job, current job, past managers, etc.

Ignore corporate culture

Act unprofessionally

Dress inappropriately


While there are plenty more to be added to the list, this is a great start to get you on your best foot forward when starting your new role. Oh, and one more thing … be happy in your new role and smile! It goes a long way.



By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani