Change is Coming!

We all know change is inevitable, right? Well, after much thought and consideration, and nearly 30 years of improving resumes for people across the globe, Peterson’s has decided to wind down our interests in ResumeEdge. While the service will be temporarily unavailable to new users, there’s a new strategy in the works, and we hope to introduce a new version shortly – please check back soon for more information.

If you just signed up for ResumeEdge, don’t worry, we’ve got your back and will continue to provide you with our services through March 31st. We know that many of you have come to rely on ResumeEdge, and we want to thank you all for your trust in our product, and encourage you to come back for more information on how to access the new product.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

What to Do After Getting Hired

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: October 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Your hard work in creating the perfect resume, applying to several companies, and acing your interviews has finally landed you a job. Congratulations! You want to make a good first impression that hopefully carries you throughout your career with your employer. Follow these guidelines on what to do after getting hired.

Keep Quiet and Observe

You’re eager to demonstrate your worth to the company by offering suggestions and showing off what you’ve learned in school or at your previous job. Unfortunately, because you’re new, you have no idea if what you have to say has been tried and discarded previously. Rather than looking like a complete novice, say nothing and use your first few months to observe what’s going on and ask questions. Once you have a better feel for how your office works, you can then start offering suggestions.

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Find Out Who’s Who

You’ll learn about everyone’s formal job duties after you’re introduced around during your first day. Finding out about each person’s informal responsibilities takes more time. The customer support person may also be responsible for maintaining all the computer hardware in the office and the receptionist may influence the CEO because they play bridge together once a week. You don’t want to step on any toes by assuming tasks that someone may already handle. If you’re not sure who’s really in charge of what, don’t be afraid to ask.

Avoid the Critics

Every office has at least one person who constantly complains about everything. They’re never satisfied with the boss, their working conditions, or their assignments. They’ll naturally gravitate toward you as a new outlet for their woes. As a courtesy, listen to them for a minute or two and then find some excuse to move on. If you stay longer, you might start thinking that their skewed sense of reality represents a true picture of your company. Worse yet, others may assume by association that you’re a complainer as well and start avoiding you.