Starting a new job

Don’t be surprised if work conditions are not the exact same as described in the interviews. Ask smart questions to your boss. Build rapport with him, learn how his success is measured. Don’t irritate your team members by being an eager beaver. Be utterly friendly, smile, but keep equal distance from everyone. Don’t let any cliques recruit you (just yet). Join the grapevine, say that you want to learn the company ’culture’. Recognize what the real organization is behind the chart. Find your way to the informal network of power.

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