8 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Hire

New job? Here's how to quickly establish yourself as a valued team member.

A few weeks into the new job, ask for feedback on what you're doing well and what you should be doing differently. You'll gain valuable insight and impress your boss.

By Alison Green Sept. 15, 2014 | 10:27 a.m. EDT

It can be tough to start a new job. No one knows much about you, the reputation you spent time building at your old company might not have followed you and to most of your coworkers, you’re still an unknown quantity who might or might not turn out to be great. But with the right moves, you can quickly begin earning respect and establishing yourself as a valued member of your new team. Here’s how:

1. Look for an immediate win, even if it’s small. It takes a while to truly master most jobs, so you’re not likely to get big results right away. But look around for spots where you might be able to quick get a win. Maybe there's a process you can make easier, a needed role you can fill, a client you can please or work you can move forward that was languishing before you arrived. Even small ways of demonstrating skill and value can go a long way toward establishing credibility and respect in your new workplace.

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