First Day Impressions: Show Off Your Best Self!

Congratulations on your new job! Now that you’ve got your foot in the door, it’s time to show everyone what you can do. First impressions are important and can set the tone for your future at your new company.

Follow these five tips to make the best impression during your first day (and week) of your new job:

  1. Dress to impress. Regardless of what level you’re starting at, your work clothes exemplify your professional attitude. Be sure yours are clean and pressed, your shoes are in good condition and your hair is well groomed. You may want to pick up a few new outfits or get a fresh haircut for your first week. Looking good is also a confidence builder, helping you ease your way through this transition.
  2. Get to know people. Though it can be overwhelming, be as much the extrovert as possible and make an effort to meet your new co-workers. Introduce yourself, indulge in small talk, ask to join people for lunch or coffee and by all means—remember names. If you have trouble with this, try to link a distinguishing characteristic about each person you meet with their name in your mind.
  3. Be open to learning. Let your boss know you’re ready to learn everything you can about the job and company—to do the very best you possibly can. Ask questions to understand your new roles and responsibilities. Absorb as much as you can, and ask for more if there’s anything you still don’t understand about the company mission, vision, history and future.
  4. Pay close attention. As the new person, you’re similar to an outside observer during your first week of work. As such, you may notice things others do not as they’re immersed in the day to day. Keep notes as you start out, and if you notice any areas for possible improvement, let your supervisor know your thoughts and ideas.
  5. Share your enthusiasm. You’re no doubt excited to be starting a new chapter in your career—so why not show it? Tell your boss you’re excited to be there and ask what you can do to jump in. Share smiles and laughs with your co-workers. A positive attitude is contagious.

Your recruiter can help!

Recruiters are experts at what they do and want you to succeed. Your recruiter can help you prepare for what to expect during your first week and how to excel. Plus, they are available if you have questions about your new job.

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Check out Hamilton-Ryker! We specialize in light industrial or administrative work in West or Central TN, Mississippi and Kentucky, and pride ourselves on being a staffing agency with “small town values.” We want to help you achieve the best results in your career. To learn more and talk to one of our experienced recruiters, contact Hamilton-Ryker today!