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Making the Right First Impression in your New Job

You’ve got a new job and you’re really looking forward to giving it your best. The next step is to direct all your energies into giving your 100% in making just the right first impression on the job. This is because the first few days on a new job are crucial and set the right tone for times to come.

Here are some simple tips that can prepare you for the new job and help you to make the right first impression –  


1. Dress Smartly and Professionally – The way you dress and your overall appearance says a lot about you degree of professionalism. Being well groomed is definitely more appreciable than having an unkempt look.

2. Value Time and be Punctual

In the first few weeks on the job, everything you do is under close scrutiny. Hence, make sure to reach office on time. It is also recommended to leave only around the time when everyone else is leaving.

3. Maintain a Good Attendance – Avoid being irregular especially during the first few months on the new job. By being at work on time everyday, you will display your professional attitude and create a good first impression.

4. Become a Team Worker & be friendly & positive

Don’t wait for other to approach you and make you feel comfortable. Instead, you’re the initiative to introduce yourself to your co workers. Aim at learning their names quickly. Be positive, energetic and proactive. The sooner you show your team spirit and your ability to work as a part of a team, the better.

5. Ask Questions clear your doubts & learn – The first few weeks are important as they set the tone for the future. Hence, make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. It is okay to be inquisitive and ask questions. Show your eagerness to learn and grasp as much as you can as quickly as possible.


6. Stay away from gossip – Avoid playing any role in office politics. Every organization has its share of gossip mongers and if you are able to identify them, early on, try to steer clear of them.

7. Maintain a good rapport with your boss – Every once in a while, have a light hearted conversation with your boss and let him / her know of your progress.

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