If you fail, use it as a learning opportunity. It presents both sides of benefits. When you have less than desirable results, you learn from it
Challenges force you to be creative with the way you tackle an issue.You need to figure a way out of the predicament you are in and almost always, there will be a resource issue.
Don't lie about your experience, education or achievements. Don't inflate your previous salary. Employers in these tough times have been verifying facts on applicants resumes
A way to show your professionalism is to pick up the tab for networking coffees, and send thank-you notes for even a little bit of help
Don't bad-mouth your previous boss. Don't complain about your financial troubles. If you were fired from your last position for pilfering paper clips, don't mention it.
When you start in a new job, talk to your superior about your priorities. If you're not sure about what is most important, then ask him. And ask him again
Prioritize your objectives every week and enter them into a calendar or planner. Try to split your tasks into two categories: "Must Do This Week" and "Will Do When I Can".
Start on your most difficult tasks for the week first thing Monday morning. Once complete, the rest of your week will seem like a breeze
Whenever you start a new project at work the first thing you should do is read every piece of written material you can find on whatever you will be responsible for.