You went through the entire interviewing and hiring process and when you reached the end of it, the company offered you the job. Congratulations!
But now the real work is set to begin. That’s because you must start your new job and start it the right way. The reason for this is simple. Just as you are looking for validation that you made the correct decision in accepting this job offer, your new employer is also looking for validation that it made the correct decision in hiring you.
The best way to accomplish this is by providing as much value as you can possibly can and to provide it as quickly as you can. This will help you make the best impression with your boss and co-workers.
Below are four action steps for making your first week on the job a great week:
#1—Be friendly and positive.
This is the cornerstone of personal branding, which is the experience that you provide to other people. When you are friendly and positive, you typically provide a good experience for others and your coworkers and colleagues will want to be around you and interact with you.
#2—Listen more than you talk.
Your first week at your new job represents a great learning opportunity. Ideally, you want learn as much as you can in the shortest amount of time possible. And since everybody around you theoretically knows more than you do—about your new job and about the company—it makes sense to hear what they have to say.
#3—Watch more than you act.
This is a corollary to #2 on our list. Listen more than you talk and watch more than you act. Observe your coworkers closely to see how they approach their work and the things they do to be successful on a daily basis. After all, they’ve been working at the company longer than you have.
#4—Ask as many questions as you can.
Asking questions is definitely part of the learning experience on your first week on the job. While you want to make sure you ask questions that are going to help you be successful and add value quickly, you also don’t want to ask so many questions that you become an annoyance. Your questions should be targeted, practical, and productive.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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