When you start a new job, do your best to make a good impression.
The first impression people have of you can sometimes be hard to change. Do you know what kind of first impression you give to others?
Think about any personal information you give people. You don't need to be secretive, but you also don't need to have everyone at the office know your entire life story.
Many people view the following as too much information.
* Medical History * Searching for a better job * Politics * Religion * Salary (your own or others) * Gossip * Therapy * Love Life
If your previous employer was difficult to get along with, or you left on bad terms, it's best to keep those details to yourself.
If someone asks you how your weekend went, it's fine to share what you feel comfortable sharing. Most of the time it won't be a problem.
On the other hand, if you are going through a rough time, such as divorce, financial problems, or medical problems, it is best not to tell your co-workers every little detail.
If your job involves other employee's personal information such as; salary, address, phone number, or other information that you have agreed not to share; then don't share it with anyone. This alone, could get you fired.
At some point during your employment, you may need to give more information about yourself. Think about what other people need to know, before you tell all.