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5 Tips to Help You Impress Your New Boss on Your First Day

November 20th, 2018

The first day on any job is a nerve-wracking experience. Even if you’re highly qualified and eager learn, it can still feel intimidating. The good news is that every new hire feels that way. And there are steps you can take to make the most of that initial day and impress your new boss in the process. When you do, you’ll be well on your way to setting yourself up for more success in your new role and at your new company.

Here are some tips from Provisional – one of Spokane, Washington’s leading employment firms – to get you started:

Tip #1: Arrive on time, prepared.

Don’t let a late start sabotage your day. Not only will it make your new boss wonder, but you’ll also feel more stressed and anxious throughout the day. It’s not a good way to start on any new job. In addition, don’t clock out the second it’s 5 pm. Stay as long as needed, so you can get up to speed as quickly as possible.

Tip #2: Interact with others.

Even if you’re an introvert, it’s important to put yourself out there and get to know your co-workers. When you do, you can start building the bonds for relationships that can have a big impact on your career success. Not only that, but your boss will be pleased to see you making an effort to integrate with the team.

Tip #3: Ask questions.

Don’t be afraid to jump right in and ask questions, especially in those first few days and weeks on the job. Your boss expects it and doing so will ensure there’s less of a risk of mistakes. It will also help you learn the ropes faster, so you can become productive sooner.

In addition, ask your boss if there’s any research or reading you can do at home to help you make a smooth transition. He or she will be impressed with your proactive nature and the fact that you want to make a contribution from the start.

Tip #4: Get organized and prioritize.

If you want to hit the ground running, you need to know what tasks and responsibilities are most important. Work with your boss to create a list and prioritize your work. That way, you’ll be clear on goals and expectations, as well as the importance of each task. This also makes starting a new job less overwhelming because you’ll know which work to tackle first.

Tip #5: Be enthusiastic.

Beginning a new job can be exhausting. But don’t let it show. Instead, keep your energy level up and remain curious and engaged throughout the day. Remember those first few days on the job are going to set the tone for your employment with the company.

Need more help finding a new boss and a new job to impress in?

Call the experts at Provisional. As one of Spokane, Washington’s leading employment firms, we can connect you with rewarding jobs at some of the city’s top employers, all so you can impress and advance your career. Contact us today to learn more or get started,

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