The same common mistakes crop up time and time again when people start new jobs. Too many people fail to achieve their full potential because of a small number of easily avoided blunders.
Some of the mistakes that people make when starting a new job are very obvious and others are more subtle. The CV Centre has conducted a comprehensive survey to derive a ‘Top 15’ and, in this appendix, I will list these 15 most common mistakes and refer you back to previous sections of this book, to explain both why they are a mistake and how to avoid them.
1. Not understanding the job
Preparation is everything. And the key to preventing any new job jitters is to prepare yourself thoroughly.