Out of all the candidates in the running, you stood out as the best. First, congratulations! Getting a new job is exciting. You’re probably equal parts thrilled and nervous about starting your new gig, but you’ll be great.
During your first few days, you’ll meet many people and learn a lot. It might feel a little overwhelming in the beginning, but take it in stride and enjoy getting acclimated.
Five Ways to Make a Great Impression With Your New Employer
Follow the Lead of Your Colleagues
Adjusting to a new company takes time, so look to your co-workers for guidance. If everyone stays at their desks and works through lunch, do the same. Getting into a groove takes time, but once you’re more comfortable, you’ll be able to do your own thing.
No one expects a new employee to know everything, so ask as many questions as you need. Whether you’re unsure how to define an acronym everyone keeps using or need guidance to complete a task, it’s much better to ask now than a month down the road.
Display a Positive Attitude
Your new team is happy to have you onboard, so make it clear you feel the same way by showing enthusiasm for the job. Be nice to everyone, do as you’re told and keep a smile on your face. Instead of getting down on yourself when you make mistakes, understand this is part of the learning process and keep trying until you get it right.
Present Your Best Self
Whether it’s fair or not, people make judgements based on your appearance. Send the right message by dressing extra nicely for your first few days of work. Make sure your clothes are clean and ironed, and if necessary, get up a few minutes early to have time to shower, shave and run a comb through your hair without being late for work.
Make an Effort to Bond With the Team
People want to know their colleagues, so expect to receive a lot of lunch and happy hour invites during your first few days on the job. Do everything you can to accept as many of these as possible, because it’s important to build relationships with your new colleagues. Your work life will be much happier if you can get them in your corner.
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