5 Tips for Starting a New Job
You put in your application, aced the interview and landed a new job position. So what’s next? Make a great first impression when you start your new job. Here are five tips that can help you do just that.
Have a Great Attitude
Bring the same great attitude you had in your interview to the first day on the job. It leaves a good first impression not only with your new boss but with your co workers as well. In order to do that, you need to leave behind any negative feelings and beliefs from your last position. Avoid bad mouthing an ex boss or comparing your old job to this one. Another thing you don’t want to do? Start complaining or slacking off with other co workers. Since people don’t really know you, you don’t want to be seen in a negative light. A new job is a fresh start and you want to hit the ground running in the best possible way.
Dress the Part
While you may not be working in an office, it’s still important to dress appropriately for your new job. If the job calls for jeans and a flannel shirt, make sure they are nice and neat when you show up on your first day. When you take care of your appearance, you will be perceived as professional and reliable. It also helps you blend in with the rest of your team instead of standing out like a sore thumb. The same goes for wearing all of your PPE while working even if you notice that everyone else isn’t doing the same. This demonstrates to your boss that you take workplace safety just as serious as he does.
Be an Active Listener
The first days of a new job is filled with a ton of information and introductions so it really pays to listen much more than you talk. Really take in the what’s being explained to you from procedures to what caliber of work is expected of you. While it may be tempting to jump in and show your new boss just how much you know or keep telling them how excited you are to be working there, you may come off as a know-it-all. So to avoid that negative label, be an active listener and even take notes during those first few days on the job.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
With that said, don’t be afraid to ask questions about anything you’re unclear on when you start your new job. Because you’re new, your boss doesn’t expect you to know everything. As a matter of fact, he or she would appreciate you asking those questions instead of remaining silent and making a mistake. The same goes for asking for help from co workers. This shows that you are a team player and willing to work with others to get the job done.
Keep Your Supervisor Informed
Once you’re off and getting into the daily routine of your new job, it’s a great idea to keep your supervisor updated on your progress. Let them know what projects you’re working on, which tasks have been completed and what you’re learning along the way. You can also ask for any feedback on the work you’ve done so far. These periodic meetings are also a great time to ask for any additional work if you have the free time to do it. Are you ready to work with Labor Finders? Click here to find an office near you!