We all know that feeling we get when we join a company, meet new colleagues, explore new office surroundings and lastly meeting the CEO of the company you have joined. For some it can be really excited but for others the experience can be truly daunting. Here are some tips to create a great impression in your first week on the job:
1. Write down and learn everyone’s name and title
Sometimes we can get so caught up in the experience that we tend to forget people’s names. It is important to learn everyone’s name and title in order to build great rapport with the team from the first week. Don’t be shy and try to strike up conversations with your new colleagues to get insights into the business. This will help you establish trust and openness with the team.
2. Prepare and ask questions
In any business, it most likely that you will attend training. This is the perfect time to ask as many questions about the business as you can. Generally you trying to convey that you are interested and have a deep curiosity about the business. It shows that you are willing to learn and grow with the company and give your best to achieve desired results and improve business operations. Prepare both general and practical questions to ask.
3. Have a high energy and smile
First impressions always matter. Show colleagues that you are happy to join the team by smiling and displaying a high energy. Your positive attitude and ethic is what will be evaluated. Reach out to people and show that you are interested. Don’t say no to lunch – show that you are ready to mingle and be apart of the team.