Tuesday, September 08, 2015

GIVEAWAY: Master Lock Secure Workplace Prize Pack, Including a $50 Visa Gift Card #LSSS

This month, the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad bloggers will be focusing on First Jobs and New Jobs! I hope you’ll visit the Live Secure Safety Squad page this month to find links to:
Live Secure Safety Squad
  • Product Review from Mommy Kat and Kids
  • First / New Job Tips from Three Different Directions and Nicole’s Nickels
  • Video Blog Post from Mocha Dad and Tech Savvy Mama
  • Social Media Posts from 5 Minutes for Mom and Little Tech Girl
If you’re starting a new or first job soon, I know you’ll find some great advice from the bloggers on the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad! We have all been in the position of starting a new job at some point in our lives, and there are always lessons to be learned that we can pass on to others.

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Disclosure: As a member of Master Lock's Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my posts. All opinions are 100% my own.

243 comments:

  1. Be enthusiastic and go into what is asked of you with a positive attitude.

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  2. I think knowing your boundaries is a good tip for a first or new job. You are walking into an established environment and not knowing the relationships of everyone already there so it is important to keep your mouth shut (no gossiping!!!) and just kind of observe things at first. Try not to be a know-it-all too... a lot of times that will backfire.

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  3. My tip is to stay calm, don't stress, and make a point to remember people's names.

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  4. Tip: keep your expectations low and get ready to adapt to new surrounding, people, work culture.

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  5. My best tip for starting a new job is to keep your expectations low and be ready to adapt starting on day one! Be prepared mentally for all the challenges that will come your way!

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  6. My tip for someone starting his first job is to always come to work on time

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  7. David Allee10:09 AM

    Need to lock up winnings.

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  8. My tip is to be sure to form nice relationships with your coworkers. It is no fun to have tension between coworkers at the office.

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  9. Always be on time or show up early.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  10. My tip is to allow extra time to get to your job so you're not late.

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  11. My best tip for someone starting a new job is to have an open mind and willingness to work hard to get the job done!

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  12. I really like this Master Lock Safe. It's unfortunate that you really can't trust anyone nowadays.

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  13. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Take some cookies on your first day just to make a first impression and get to know people.

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  14. Always take your breaks, don't skip them.

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  15. best advice to to smile and just listen to everything everyone has to say...good or bad, it will really help you to know what type of person/worker everyone is.

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  16. The weekend before your first day on the job, take some time to test-drive your commute. Practicing your route will put you at ease on your first day and help reduce the possibility of getting lost or being unaware of road closures. (Just be sure to add in extra time for your first day in case of rush-hour traffic!) Your future self will thank you later.

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  17. Since I am starting A new job nest week my best advice is do not be afraid to ask questions.

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  18. Dress for the role you are filling

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  19. dress well so you make a good first impression.

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  20. Be sure to smile, have a firm handshake, and don't be afraid to ask for the supplies you need to do your job well.

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  21. stay calm don't worry so much

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  22. Don't make waves, just blend in and be cool!

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  23. My best tip is to listen and let others guide you.

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  24. My tip is to keep it positive and try not to engage to closely with the instigators of office gossip and politics.

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  25. My tips are communicate and challenge yourself.

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  26. My tip is to keep it professional and think before you speak.

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  27. Try to relax and be friendly to make a good impression with new co-workers.

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  28. show up early your first day so you can learn all the new stuff.

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  29. Give yourself time to figure out the lay of the land before you make big changes. The way it's always been done is not necessarily wrong!

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  30. be calm, have a great attitude, if the position you get is a "higher up" don't immediately start letting the employees know that you definitely think you are better than them in any way, will never go well. lastly dress well if possible and have it be suited for your position.

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  31. my tip is listen and take lots of notes.

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  32. My advice is to always show up early.

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  33. Be positive, work hard and be willing to be flexible.

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  34. Don't be nervous and give it your best. Show them that you're there to do the work and eager to do it. Thanks. partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  35. dress well and try not to get overwhelmed.

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  36. Mind one's own business.

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  37. relax take direction and be on time.. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  38. My tip is to be confident, on time, and try to put the nervousness aside.

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  39. Linda H.6:51 AM

    Smile, stay calm and be yourself.

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  40. Cindy Merrill7:06 AM

    Make sure all your family obligations will NOT interfere with your work schedule! I've known friends who were let go due to leaving early for picking kids up after school.

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  41. Heather Hayes Panjon7:10 AM

    My Tip Is To Be On Time And Work Extra Hard!

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  42. Jen S.8:25 AM

    Don't be afraid to ask questions, but also don't be afraid to try and fail. They're not expecting you to know everything off the bat.

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  43. If you make one good acquaintance on the first day tomorrow will be easier.

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  44. Listen to others, and respect seniority. They may not hold a position of authority, but if they've been there a long time, you need to show them respect. jozywails@gmail.com

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  45. Bring a coffee and plan for traffic en route to the job.

    Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

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  46. Best tip is to be friendly to everyone!

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  47. My advice to new employees is to listen carefully and watch what others do. Learn the ropes so you can be helpful.

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  48. My best advice is to always be on time!! As a manager, this is very important and shows that you want the job!

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  49. Be a little bit early, smile, and try to learn as much a you can.

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  50. My best tip for someone starting a new job is to always be a little early.
    Jennifer Rote

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  51. My tip, be patient, take notes and early.

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  52. Be yourself and don't be afraid to ask questions.

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  53. make sure you are prepared and how everything you need. try to relax so you can do your best

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  54. My best tip for starting a new job is to work hard and do your very best on every task. Hard work will never let you down.

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  55. My best tip is to forget about your nerves and walk in there like you're old friends with your new coworkers. Give everyone a warm and genuine first impression and you'll be accepted in no time.

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  56. Keep your private life private.

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  57. Be early and don't partake in gossip

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  58. Be especially nice to the secretaries!

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  59. Relax be prepared and stay calm it will all work out!!

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  60. I would say to listen and work hard.

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  61. Dress professionally but make sure you are comfortable.

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  62. My best tip is always ask if there is anything else you can do, even if not your job duty makes a good impression plus you can learn more about your workplace and what they do.

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  63. Get lots of rest, have a positive attitude and listen to what people tell you, but take 'advice' carefully from co-workers; not all people will have your best interests at heart.

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  64. When you're new on the job, don't talk so much, but listen!

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  65. My best tip is to be yourself and absorb as much as possible from your new surroundings.

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  66. I would say dress comfortably so you have confidence in yourself. It can make a world of difference. Then be nice and LISTEN to everyone!

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  67. Always be on time.

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  68. I think it's important to be a team player.
    And to appear as self confident as possible.
    thank you

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  69. My best tip for someone who is starting a new job is to be as prepared as possible. Do your research and know what you're going in to and don't be afraid to ask questions or for help.

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  70. Be flexible and ready to handle some ups and downs in the beginning

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  71. My best tip is to get plenty of rest and be early!!

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  72. Make sure you're on time

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  73. Show confidence and don't be late

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  74. My tip is to not slack off during group projects. Brittney House

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  75. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have!

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  76. Research the Company or Business and ask ask at least 1 question!

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  77. Do what's expected and then do a little more. always strive to be the best at what you do. whether your a cashier or a lawyer. be the best one possible.

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  78. My tip is to BE ON TIME as punctuality is completely valued in any organization.

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  79. Leave in plenty of time to get there early!! Thank you for the chance.

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  80. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Look presentable no "club" wear, no cleavage! modest dress and minimal makeup and nail polish. Be enthusiastic. Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  81. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)2:24 AM

    I would suggest to make a good first impression. Dress well. Smile and introduce yourself to others.

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  82. Anonymous4:30 AM

    Always be punctual, or even early if you can manage it.

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  83. Kimberly O6:30 AM

    Have confidence (but not TOO much) & be on time & don't sneak out early!

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  84. Good nights rest, and positive thinking

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  85. Make sure you are clear on the dress code (and comply) and make sure you are on time or early for work.

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  86. First impression is always the best, be ontime and go on and beyond

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  87. I agree with many here: be on time or early!!!

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  88. Be eager to learn and pay attention to names and faces that you meet!

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  89. Be willing to take advice and criticism from other workers. They will notice your willingness to learn!!

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  90. Always arrive early and dress appropriately!

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  91. Jamie Murphy11:53 AM

    Stay calm, Dont date anyone you work with. Always remember peoples names.

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  92. Do not worry about the salary for the first job. Gain more experience first

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  93. Listen to what others tell you! I have seen so many people start at my company and try to argue with supervisors and senior level management over how something is done. Sometimes businesses just have policies that might now be the "best" way, but its the way it has been decided by management.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  94. Everyone is not your friend never tell all your business

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  95. I suggest taking the route to work before your first day, so you know exactly where you are going. Also, smile and remember that you are not going to learn everything on the first day!!

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  96. My advice is to get a good nights sleep before, be one time, dress appropriately for the workplace environment and have fun!

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  97. chris z1:16 PM

    be on time

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  98. Take your time and be thorough. Don't overdo in the begining.

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  99. Jessica To3:55 PM

    My tip is to realize that you may be overwhelmed with everything new but to give it time.

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  100. Have fun, work hard and don't stress.

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  101. Be prepared and be 15 minutes early. Do as much as you can the day/night before.
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  102. Bring a resume and be positive!

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  103. You are there to work not make friends. Make friends outside of work because it gets awkward when you argue and still have to work together or if you are up for the same position

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  104. I have trained quite a few people and my best tip would be to make a good first impression. Show up on time and be eager to learn. Keep your personal problems at home and stay off your cell phone. I know that's more than one but it's a few good ones to start with.

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  105. Always be professional, on time for meetings and be courteous.

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  106. Befriend your coworkers to make work seem more fun :)

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  107. My tip to new employees is to arrive 15 minutes early and always be professional.

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  108. Show up early and dress professionally.

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  109. don't be on your cell phone at work.

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  110. Dress nice and always arrive early or on time.

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  111. Keep a positive attitude!

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  112. Not to be afraid to ask questions when they're going over something.

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  113. My tip is to show up about 15 minutes early, take a deep breath and don't be afraid to ask the other employees for help should you need it.

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  114. Dress to impress and always have a great attitude.

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  115. Honestly don't get into office politics, stay to yourself and don't tell people too much about yourself.

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  116. Sandy Cain5:15 PM

    My best tip is don't listen to rumors! Starting a new job is like starting in a new school - he said, she said. Make your own observations anddon't listen to talk about your co-workers personal lives - especially the boss!

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  117. My tip is to keep a pad and pen handy and take notes on your first day. There is always a lot to remember and it reflects well on the new employee to be writing stuff down.

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  118. Allow extra time in the morning!

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  119. Stay calm and show up early every day.

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  120. Show up early and dress nicely the first day

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  121. Get there a bit early and make sure you have everything you need. I've worked at a school where people were sent home to get the proper clearances.

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  122. Allow extra time to get to work in the morning so you are not late.

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  123. When starting a new job get plenty of sleep the night before. Always be positive and professional on the job!

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  124. Always take your breaks

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  125. My best tip is to not get stressed out, be yourself and it will take a good week to feel more comfortable and get to know your co-workers.

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  126. Don't be afraid to ask questions and take a deep breath if you are feeling overwhelmed!

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  127. Don't complain at work, especially about your job. If you are not happy, find a different job you enjoy but always do your best regardless.

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  128. Make a good first impression and be enthusiastic about your job.

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  129. Samantha S.2:54 AM

    The best tip I can give is to be positive and friendly!

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  130. Don't be late , keep you ears open, and mouth closed and be nice is some of the advice for a person who is starting a new job.

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  131. Arrive on time, don't be afraid to ask questions and dress nicely.

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  132. My tip is to always be on time and don't get a reputation for calling off.

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  133. It's ok to ask for help if you don't understand something

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  134. I am actually starting my new job next week and I have to say go in with confidence and be a good team player. I am happy tor to do this and hope the best will come out of it.

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  135. have a good work ethic!

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  136. Always go with your gut in dealing with those you work with first impressions are everything.

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  137. Birdie Skolfield5:32 PM

    Don't just be on time be early !!!

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  138. I would have to say to make sure you ask plenty of questions - shaunie

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  139. Go into the job with a positive attitude, don't get wrapped up into the office gossip and practice your best work ethic.

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  140. Listen and pay attention more than you speak. Choose your words carefully and be upbeat and positive.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  141. I recommend learning all the policies and ins and outs as soon as possible.

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  142. Take your time and be patient.

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  143. Be confident and dress nice

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  144. My tip is to remain flexible, and to keep learning new things, do more then anyone expects of you.

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  145. Don't get to know your coworkers too well. Stay professional.

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  146. Best tip: Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut...for a while.

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  147. Don't expect to know everything the first week, it takes time.

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  148. Remember we are ALL super nervous at first! Just do your best, yes, eyes and ears open, and mouth shut, indeed! Don't be afraid to ask questions!

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  149. Do the best you can at any job. You never know who is watching and it may lead to a promotion.

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  150. Be willing to stretch your comfort zone

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  151. Listen to your boss. Coworkers could mislead you or set you up. It is best to leave unsecured valuables at home but in lieu of that secure them with a portable safe.

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  152. I would say be flexible and be open to doing whatever is asked of you whether it's what you thought you would be doing or not.

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  153. I would say show up early with a smile!

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  154. Try to be early because sometimes when you are running late you might get nervous.

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  155. Give it your all!

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  156. Ask questions if you are unsure of something..

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  157. My best tip for someone starting a new job is to know that the first few weeks may be tough because there's a learning curve. Once you've learned the job and what's expected of you it'll become much easier. :)

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  158. Take on extra responsibilities and become irreplaceable!

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  159. I just started a new job. I learned that you have to breathe. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. Don't be late! When given a project make sure you understand the instructions and ask if you are not sure.

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  161. lori clark10:56 PM

    dont be late, get there on time all the time and stay off cell phone

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  162. being early is a must

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  163. Listen, write things down, and don't be afraid to ask questions!

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  164. Don't be late or definitely try to come in early.

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  165. be on time (or early) and dress professional.

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  166. Don't try to be someone you're not. It hardly ever works.

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  167. Keep an open mind and be willing to cross train.

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  168. Just be the nest you that you can be.

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  169. Be confident and maintain eye contact.

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  170. This may be elementary, but think about taking a healthy lunch and snacks. You never know what the day holds and you need to keep your energy up.

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  171. Make eye contact, be pleasant, listen and learn.

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  172. Arrive on time, ready to go. Try to absorb and ask questions as needed, but not excessively. Smile.

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  173. I would make sure and start the day with a good breakfast.

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  174. Have an attitude of gratitude

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  175. My best tip is to stay away from any gossip! It always has a way of coming back around and in a new work place, you don't want people to think the worst of you!

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  176. Everyone loves to be talked to! Don't think you are too good, or not good enough.

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  177. stay open minded. you dont know everything and you are expected to learn

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  178. pay attention and ask alot of questions
    amy williams
    sethandtjay@yahoo.com

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  179. My best tips are to always show up on time, energetic to learn & work, & remember there is always a learning phase!

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  180. I would say be punctual, use your manners and smile alot.

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  181. Learn 2 names a day☺

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  182. My tip is to stay out of all the drama and gossip that will surround you!

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  183. I think being open to feedback and not being defensive if someone points out how you should do something or what you shouldn't do. Be polite and say something like "I appreciate you helping me and taking the time to show me how" or something like that.

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  184. Get plenty of sleep the night before. And Smile!
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  185. My best tip is to make a good impression! Be punctual, dress nice, be professional

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  186. Think positive and don't stress

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  187. Play close attention your first week to learn as much as you can. Most people don't like to repeat themselves!

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  188. Tune into those around you.

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  189. Have a positive attitude, work hard, and don't stress out. You will be fine.

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