7. Get to know your co-workers. Chats in the break room or a casual lunch are great options for breaking the ice between you and your new colleagues. Being aware of what their jobs entail shows that you care. "You really have to understand how they do their jobs so that you know how to work together as a team," Hawley says. Plus, for those interested in a management position later on, it's an asset to have someone internally who can vouch for your abilities and character. He or she won't be able to do that if they're clueless about who you are.
8. Come clean on your mistakes. With a flood of new information and procedures to process, you're bound to make a mistake here and there. Whether you're a newly hired executive or entry-level employee, you should tackle errors at the same pace: immediately. "No matter what, you need to address the issue head on … I always think honesty is the best policy," Hawley says. Then, she says, "Figure out how to correct it and ensure it never happens again."