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The Ultimate New Job Survival Guide

New kid on the block? Stay afloat with this helpful manual of unspoken office protocol and profesh technology tips from Skype.

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So, you got a new job.

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Good job, you!

You only get one chance to make a great first impression.

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So your outfit is more important than you think.

Be assertive and ask questions.

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But don't be Overeager Susan. Balance is everything.

Always double check whoever you're IMing.

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AKA don’t accidentally trash talk your boss to your boss.

Or trash talk ANYONE for that matter.

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Other people can HEAR YOU, Carol!

Catered lunch on Wednesdays? Don't be the first in line.

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Settle down, Denise! Unless you wanna get side-eyed hardcore.

Keep your workspace neat.

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Your desk mate might not appreciate your trinkets on their side.

Make sure you have an updated professional profile pic.

On ALL social media.
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On ALL social media.

Speaking of desk mates, let's keep the music on the DL as not to disturb their *flow.*

Not everyone loooooooves yacht rock, Chris.
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Not everyone loooooooves yacht rock, Chris.

Let's simmer down on the office flirting, you wild animal, you.

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You never know who's watching. Paging HR!!!!!

A.K.Y.S.O.

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Always Keep Your Shoes On.

But MOST importantly, please eat your aromatic lunch outside of the office walls.

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Yes, it's a lot! There, there. You're gonna do great!

And don't forget that Skype is a great way to keep in touch with co-workers. Hang in there. You won’t be the newbie forever!