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Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 90-Days

The first 90 days at a new job are generally pretty busy. On top of having to assimilate into your new role and become familiar with your coworkers, you’ll likely have to fill out paperwork, perform skills testing, and more. However, there are some things that you should avoid, especially within the first 90 days at a new job.  

  • Asking for a raise: It’s not uncommon for workers to feel underpaid after a few days at a new job, particularly when their responsibilities don’t match the job description. Regardless, now is not the time to ask for more money. If you’re unsatisfied, remember that all new jobs feel awkward the first few weeks. Give yourself some more time to adjust, and if you still feel this way, it may be time to move on.
  • Doing things your own way: You might be tempted to bring your own concepts and methods to the workplace, but you’ll want to minimize this as much as possible during your first 90 days. Instead, make sure you’re keeping an open mind, listening to feedback from your co-workers, and adjusting your routine as necessary.  
  • Accepting too much responsibility: Bosses love workers who are eager to take on new and greater responsibilities but avoid taking on too much responsibility right off the bat. Remember, you’ll ultimately be accountable for doing your expected duties as well as the extras, so you better make sure you can handle it before signing up for additional tasks around the workplace. 
  • Showing up late: Avoid showing up late for your shift. Not only will chronic lateness end up costing you the job, but you’ll make a negative impression on your co-workers and peers. If you know you’ll be late, make sure to notify your supervisor as early on as possible. This could help save your job and spare your reputation in the process. 
  • Dismissing corporate culture: Whatever you do, make sure to pay attention to the corporate culture of your new company. This can be difficult in some cases, but today’s managers and supervisors want talent that’s able to adapt and fit in with their established workforce.  

Are you having trouble making it past the 90-day mark? Or are you having trouble landing an interview in the first place? If so, contact the professionals at Mega Force right away. We are confident that we can place you in a position where you can shine.


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