First Day at Work Place: Making Impression
As quote goes, “Your first impression is your last impression.” It is very important to assure that your first impression is positively influential, to make sure it lasts forever. The impression which you create at your first meet will turn itself into long term opinion and perception in the minds of people.
Being late for work on the first day of your job or falling into argument with the boss on the day of joining can ruin your impression and affect your future at the workplace. So, it is always preferable to create gentle marks, especially on the first day of your job.
Here, I have tried to list down a few simple steps to make sure you lay a great impact at your workplace, the day you join work.
Nothing can influence people more than your positive attitude towards work and life. Your enthusiasm and willingness to be the part of the organisation and team will attract everyone towards you.
Never underestimate the importance of professional outfit while entering the office. It had come up in studies that most of the people are judged based on what they wear on the first day of their office. It had got a gigantic impact on your impression.
You are now going to become a part of new team and going to work together with totally new people, so make sure they can sense your enthusiasm to work with them. You should show your interest in the work and that you are grateful for finding the place in the team.
No one is expected to know everything on the day they become the part of the company. So, feel free to ask questions and try to know about the places, people and work at your office. It is always preferable to ask for clarifications rather than messing up the task. Communicate and listen with your co-workers, for help for completing the job and make sure you are able to set any example for perfection.
Most of the time, during the beginning of the job you will be given small and simple tasks. By starting at a low pace you are able to ensure that you get your feet wet without even getting overwhelmed. As you finish the initial assignments and have prepared yourself for bigger task, make sure you take an initiative and ask for superior to be a part of major assignments.
Try to learn about your employer:
It is always good to know about your employer to make sure you create an influential picture of yours in his eyes. Try to learn as much as you can about your employer and his nature to use it for advantage for creating an ever lasting impression.
Be a good listener:
It is always better to listen more than you talk. This will help your learn more and understand everything in a better way. Speak only when you have a legitimate contribution to offer but if there is none then it is better to keep mum and absorb everything which the experienced group around has got for you.
The first day at the job is full of excitement and challenges. You will face a lot of difficulties along with opportunities. It is totally on you, how you make the best out of it. Just stay calm and keep your mind open. These things will carve your way to a successful future and a great career ahead.