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Best advice you’ve gotten for starting a new job?

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It’s okay to make mistakes, but it’s not okay to make the same mistake multiple times.


^1000% this


Be loyal to people not companies


Say yes to every social invite you get for the first month or two and remember that first impressions matter


A bit of a longer story, I (M) had just started as a 1st Year IB analyst. We are given 1 protected weekend a month and in my second month it was the first time things were busy on my deals that weekend and it was also my birthday weekend. Needless to say, I was protected and wasn’t really checking emails since I was out with friends celebrating. That Monday I clearly wasn’t very caught up on things going on and the Associate brought me into an office and absolutely tore me a new one for being out of the loop. She said “You need to realize very few people will go out of their way to care about you in this job. It’s on you to prove yourself and show you’re ‘worthy’ of their help and respect.” Definitely hit me hard, had always been an overachiever and her bluntness was tough, but it turned around my entire view of building a career for yourself and I’ve had very positive feedback from everyone ever since. Recently promoted to Associate. I now share similar advice (albeit less bluntly) with Analysts I work with that are underperforming and it helps a lot


Nah. You really give these people too much importance and power and that’s why they treat you like shhhhht. Respect yourself and other, have integrity in the work you do and you should be fine. 🙄 Thanks for perpetuating a toxic working culture.

Spend your first months listening carefully, asking questions, getting the lay of the land.


And a follow up: tips for onboarding remotely? (And off boarding!)

For onboarding I would ask the executive assistance to help coordinate a zoom call with everyone for a "face to face" introduction and get to know everyone a bit one on one. For offboarding I would be sure to share your personal contact info with people you want to have it (cc your personal email as well so if people reply absent-mindedly after you leave you still get it) and leave a link to your LinkedIn so it's easier for you to contact them proactively if you need


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