So you nailed the interview and got the job! Now what? Now it’s time to take the next step and prove to your new employer that they definitely made the right decision.
You’ve heard the expression about making a good first impression, but why stop there? Why not make a “great” first impression?
You can absolutely do that. It just takes some knowledge, planning, and a little effort.
Below are 10 ways that you can make that “great” first impression:
1. Research the company. If you haven’t already done so, do some research on your new employer. If you have already conducted some research, do more.
2. Plan your clothing carefully. How were company officials dressed during the interview? You would be wise to mimic your wardrobe choices accordingly. You want to strive for something clean, neat, and professional.
3. Arrive at the appropriate time. Needless to say, do NOT arrive late. However, don’t get there two hours early, either. Fifteen minutes early is just fine. It’s conveys your eagerness and enthusiasm.
4. Speak clearly and professionally. Slang and jargon won’t cut it, and profanity and other potentially offensive remarks are clearly out of the question. This is not a locker room or beauty salon; this is your new place of employment.
5. Be positive. People love to be around other positive people. Speak and act positively, and your co-workers will notice your attitude.
6. Be organized. Yes, there’s a learning curve involved and a lot of information will be thrown at you, but create a system for keeping track of everything.
7. Ask questions. This is one of the best ways to become acclimated to your new position and get up to speed as quickly as possible. You don’t have all the answers, so don’t pretend that you do.
8. Listen, listen, listen. Your co-workers and colleagues have obviously worked there longer than you have. They are a potential fountain of useful information that can make your transition much easier.
9. Take notes. Write down the names of co-workers, their positions, their duties, how you’ll be communicating with them, etc. They’ll appreciate it, and it will help you immensely.
10. Display your gratitude. A lot of people will be providing a lot of help to you on those first few days. Tell them thank-you or show your thanks in another way. (Doughnuts are very popular.)
Don’t start “on the wrong foot,” so to speak, at your new job. Instead, begin your employment with confidence and lay the foundation for what could be a long career with your new employer by taking the 10 steps listed above.
Make a “great” first impression
Time Staffing Inc.