The idea of getting a new job and getting a stable salary once again is fantastic. Everyone wants to have financial freedom but not everyone can secure it given the state of the economy right now. Jobs aren’t exactly running low, but they are becoming more and more difficult to hold on to. Sadly, this has forced many people to start using underhanded tactics to try and get employed, and this can quickly lead you to losing your job in less than 24 hours.
If you want to keep hold of your job and gain financial stability, then here are a couple of tips that you should follow if you want to avoid getting fired in the first day.
Put on a good first impression
The last thing you want is to get into a fight with your employer or co-workers. No matter how annoying they can be or frustrating it is to deal with new people that you don’t like, never set a bad impression. You’re going to be meeting a lot of new people on your first day so make sure you act calm, composed and polite to set a good first impression. Never attempt to change things on the first day and become a passive employee, slowly soaking up all the information around you and learning about your new workplace.
Clear your record
Make sure you look into expungement details if you’ve previously had a criminal record or committed a crime. Employers will typically do background checks on you after you’ve been employed if they suspect something is wrong with your record or if they can point out flaws. They have every right (and reason) to fire you if they discover that you’ve been hiding a criminal record, so make sure you remain truthful during your interview and always clear your record before you apply to a new job.
References and your resume are incredibly important when finding a new job. The last thing you want is to discover that your employer has done a background check on you and can’t confirm or validate your claims. They’ll likely approach you about it and you’ll be concerned. In this situation, you can either make more lies to cover yourself (never a good idea) or come out with the truth and hope that they respect your work ethic and keep your as an employee.
Watch social media
Many people don’t realise that employers nowadays are smart. Recruiters will look at your social media accounts and they’ll keep tabs on the things you say. The last thing you want is for someone to notice your social media accounts and show your employer that you’ve been smack-talking your new job, your co-workers or even your boss. Keep it off social media or keep your accounts private to avoid this embarrassing situation that could cost you the job you applied to.