Thousands of people get hired every day. You will, too.
From Day One, choose to communicate and develop work habits that show your customers, coworkers and supervisors that you respect yourself and the job.
Here are 5 tips for new employees to make a good first impression.
1. Write it down. Take notes about everything the first few weeks on the job, especially when you don’t understand something. Your notes will help you know what questions to ask your supervisor later.
2. Arrive to work 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time each day. Use this time to organize your workspace and be ready to work when your shift begins.
3. Don’t Try to Change Things. According to the Savvy Intern be cautious of suggesting new policies or strategies during your first few weeks. It may not be the best way to prove you are a team player. Take time to really understand and learn your job. You can make suggestions and changes after you’ve been on the job for a few months.
4. Dress for the job you want five years from now. Your appearance and behavior let your supervisors and coworkers know that you want a promotion or special project.
5. Don’t expect hand-holding. Every company has rules, policies, and other official and unofficial work processes. Sometimes you find out about how things work during new employee orientation – often there is little or no orientation. As said on the Savvy Intern, you may feel like you’re expected to absorb these rules by osmosis. Pay attention and ask questions, but don’t be surprised if some work processes are not explained to you.
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