Congratulations! You are ready to start your new job at a great company. And while you’re motivated and excited to prove yourself, there are a few things you should do to stand out and make a great impression at your new job.
- Be Confident
While it can be nerve-wracking to start a new job, remember that the hiring managers chose you because they saw your potential. Even if you are excited to start, you may encounter different situations that bring you a bit more angst. Don’t worry. You were hired because of your ability to succeed and learning new skills is an essential part of professional growth.
- Understand the Culture
Just as you need to learn the skills and technical aspects of your new job, you must also learn and understand the culture of your new company. Introduce yourself to people, seek to make connections, and get out of your comfort zone. Another effective way to understand the culture and learn how to fit in, is to listen and observe.
- Be Positive & Enthusiastic
It’s important to have a positive attitude and be enthusiastic as you begin your new job. This doesn’t mean you should stay ‘yes’ to everything, but you should welcome the chance to get involved as much as you can as it fits within your workload.
- Know How Success is Measured
Mismatched expectations are often the root of work conflicts. As you get started at your new job, be sure you understand how your success and performance is measured. By understanding the expectations of your job, you can perform better in the eyes of your supervisor and be more successful overall.
Get Professional Advice
For more tips on how to make a great first impression, or to find the right job for your career goals, contact CRS.