STARTING YOUR NEW JOB
How To Make A Great First Impression and Get Your Career On The Fast Track & Quickly Earn More Responsibility & Pay
Never underestimate how important it is to make a good impression at work. When your boss and colleagues realize they can rely on you to do a great job, then you’ll likely begin to receive greater responsibility. That, in turn, can lead to promotions and raises. People will judge you whether they realize it or not. It’s up to you to portray the right image and do so confidently, but not arrogantly. By carefully preparing for your first appearance on the job, you can control what kind of an impression you’ll make. Scientists believe that it only takes a few seconds for someone to form an opinion of you. In those few seconds, you’re being judged based on your words, actions, body language, and mannerisms. And once you’ve made an impression, it can be incredibly hard to start over again. In other words, the way you portray yourself on your first day will set the tone for the rest of your time at your job. Follow these tips to help you develop a reputation as a superstar employee, and avoid the mistakes typically associated with starting a new job.