Be confident and relaxed when starting a new job, writes Jacquelyn Smith. For this column, Smith consulted Careerbuilder.com's Rosemary Haefner, who advises new employees to be aware of any nervous habits, and invite new colleagues to lunch to break the ice and create relationships. Also, they should communicate with the boss and co-workers and demonstrate innovative ideas. "Be there to contribute, or to volunteer for a project when nobody else raises their hand," Haefner advises.

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