Monday, June 18, 2007

Career Advice from Career India

Surviving Your First Day at Work from Career India has some fascinating advice for your first day at a new job that reminded me not only that workplace attitudes can be culturally different, but also strikingly the same (note the last point):

Avoid going about introducing yourself, you will most certainly be branded a braggart.

Refrain from being over friendly on the first day.

Sit on your desk even if it only means twiddling your thumbs.

And if a senior passes by, concentrate on the computer screen, make notes and look busy and absorbed in work.