You did it; you landed your dream job! Now it’s time to put your best foot forward and excel in your new career.
You already made an excellent impression during your interview. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gotten the position!
And yet, wowing your new employer shouldn’t stop when you get hired. Gear up for doing everything you can to impress the socks off your new boss.
During the first few weeks in your new role, and the ones that follow, always do your best to perform well. Making a positive impression on your employer and team members will take you far.
Here are five expert tips on how you can succeed at your job — starting today.
1. Dress the Part
You likely arrived at your interview and training in professional clothing. And, you showcased a clean appearance.
It’s essential to show the new boss you care by wearing attire that fits in with your work culture.
If people in your office are laxer, find out what style of work clothing you should be wearing.
Your office might have another dress code than what you showed up to your interview wearing. An example of more relaxed work attire might be wearing jeans and a nice shirt. (By the way, if that’s your daily attire, lucky you!)
So if there’s any confusion, check with your boss to find out what you should wear.
Showing up in the right outfit is especially crucial when it comes to meeting with clients. It’s also something to keep in mind when doing a presentation with team members.
Follow suit (maybe even literally!) and find out what the rest of the team will be wearing. It’s essential to blend in to improve team morale.
And, besides, you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb during an important meeting!
Wearing the right outfit will continue to impress your boss. It’ll tell him that you care about your appearance and that it’s essential for you to make a good impression.
2. Have a Can-Do Attitude
Nothing says you’re eager to perform well at your job than staying positive. Beyond that, also focus on being proactive.
To show you have a can-do attitude, make time to introduce yourself to everyone you haven’t already. And, become familiar with what your co-workers’ jobs entail.
It’ll come in handy to know what everyone’s responsibilities are if your boss asks you to reach out to someone.
Also, be eager to learn about your role and how you can help your boss and co-workers.
Your enthusiasm will show everyone that you’re happy to be a part of the company. And, it’ll convey you’re looking forward to growing in your position.
Having a can-do attitude can take you far as you navigate your new job.
3. Show Up on Time
Showing up to work is vital for anyone, and as a new employee, it’s all the more essential.
Don’t show up late when you’re starting a job. Otherwise, you’re not going to set yourself up for success!
Under no circumstances should you not arrive on time, unless it’s an absolute emergency.
If there’s an emergency, inform your boss as soon as possible. Let them know what the current crisis is (such as a serious family illness).
The first couple of weeks you’re working is when you should be focusing on ways to impress your new employers. It’s the little things, such as showing up to work on time that will convey your dedication.
Don’t skip out on small steps you can take to stand out as a faithful employee.
If you have a new employee trial period, it’s all the more important to perform to the best of your ability.
4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
If you have questions about something, don’t be afraid to ask.
It’s hard to learn unless you’re willing to find out the answer.
Asking a manager questions is a good thing because it’ll show the person you’re eager to learn more. So, if you need clarification on anything, arrange a time to meet with them.
Chances are they’ll appreciate that you took the time to ask them questions.
If it’s something that a co-worker can help with, that’s great. Otherwise, go to your boss or supervisor. They should be more than happy to answer any questions so you can perform well at your job.
If you want to soak up knowledge about your part in the process, that’s a good sign you’ll do a fantastic job in your new role.
As time goes on, continue to ask more questions. It’s the only way you’ll learn. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes.
Sometimes it’s the mistakes that help you do even better and shine as an employee!
5. Network With People in Your Office
It’s true that you already have a direct manager and team members you work with daily. Even so, take the time to network with people in other departments.
It’s wise to know how other departments interact with yours and how the two intertwine.
Beyond your department, it’s critical to get to know everyone in the office. Not only does it help when questions arise (as we mentioned earlier), but it educates you about the company.
It’ll also benefit you if you have any questions in the future.
Building positive relationships with everyone will net you desirable results. It will help you become a likable and well-respected employee for one.
Now that you have these five expert tips, there’s no question you’ll establish yourself as right for the position.
Always give your boss 110 percent. Totally wow him with your incredible work ethic.
At the same time, don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Without errors, you won’t grow.
The next time you make a blunder, tell yourself it’s part of the learning process. When you don’t do something correctly, figure out the right steps moving forward.
Show up to work eager to learn, and you’ll have no issues making an impact at your job. Every day you will thrive —and may even find yourself up for promotion eventually!