It is a usual thing for people to form opinions about someone in just mere seconds. And that fact is enough reason to ensure you make a good impression on your boss and colleagues as you start your new job.
In any work environment, especially in the early days, it is significant that you act as a team player. That early point of your job is a deal maker as well as a deal breaker. Actually, it has been said that in any job it usually takes about 4 to 14 months for you to find and have your great new job. And it will only take less than 90 days for you to lose the chance of having the opportunity.
There are qualities that you can display while the jury is deliberating whether to hire you or not for the open job position. These qualities are intelligence, flexibility and a willingness to not only work hard but also learn from those around you.
Also, below are some tips which can help you make a good impression on the people you work with:
When you're about to start your new job
- When you're able to get the position you are applying for, the first thing you have to do is to seek for the decision makers who made things possible for you to be hired and then thank them. Nowadays, it is astonishing how people forget to say thank you. People often forget the power of this two-word phrase.
- Take time to review your interview notes so that you won't forget the people you met during the interview process. Be kind to greet those people by their names when you walk in on your first day of work.
- It is advisable that you take time off between jobs so that you can start with your new position with a refreshed attitude and clear mind. If you are really occupied, ensure you can at least have a good sleep for you to have enough energy for the next day of work which is your first day on your new job.
On your first day
- It is important that you jot down important notes. Also, take note of things that are vague to you so when you get an opportunity, you can ask about them to your colleagues. Nobody expects you to know everything considering that it is your first day of work.
- Establish rapport with your new colleagues as soon as possible. Don't forget to treat them equally and let them know that you're glad to be a part of the team.
- Show your gratitude and appreciation to those people who are taking time to guide you with your new tasks. Be friendly to them.
In your first week
- Your workspace should be clean all the time but it doesn't mean that your table is empty. Likely, you will be asked to multitask so you should know how to prioritize things.
- Refrain from voicing your opinions at this early. Be aware that people won't likely to appreciate new teammate trying to make a point. Instead, try to be in low profile and just keep your ears open for you to well familiarize yourself with the new environment you are in. Let say 80 percent on listening and just 20 percent of talking should be done by you.
- Don't fall into a clique. There's no wrong in making friends but you must be aware that there are some alliance that can be political. Socialize with several people then just choose who among them are worth being friend.
Within the first three months
- Before doing anything differently, pay your dues first. Being patient is the best thing that you can do on your career at this point of time instead of impressing people. Once you have established rapport and you already gained credibility, for sure you will be given greater scope to where you can make a bigger contribution.
- Understand the corporate culture. Carefully pay attention to insights and the usual things that your peers get done. Take note of everyone's personality.
- Make you get to meet the goals. Focus on your work, always give your best shot and support the team.