Show initiative, be proactive, but don’t overstep your boundaries. This will depend on the company, but in most cases, wait until you’ve settled in at your new job before suggesting any significant changes to the way things are done.

Learn about the corporate culture and the people you’ll be working with. Getting a feel for your new environment will help you fit in, as well as find people you can rely on for questions, advice, and support.

Do your job well, be friendly, and stay open-minded. Through your actions, let your boss know he or she made the right decision in hiring you.