You got the job. Congrats! Now comes the hard part—keeping the job by showing your new employers they made the right choice in hiring you. In a recent Monster Twitter poll, asking what was the shortest amount of time you’ve lasted at a job, 22% of respondents didn’t even last a full day at a new job, while 14% made it past the first day, but couldn’t hold on to the job longer than 10 days. Looks like your new employer really is paying close attention after all. In fact, a recent survey showed that executives can tell within two weeks whether entry-level hires will be successful or not. That’s not a lot of time—but the good news is, a lot of what you need to do in that first week is to watch and listen.
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