Make a Great Impression on Your First Day at a New Job

Make a Great Impression on Your First Day at a New Job

To make a good impression on your first day and to create a seamless transition into the company. Follow these simple, but essential keys.

Come Early-

One of the easiest ways to make a great impression on your first day is to arrive early. When you arrive early, you are letting your superiors know that you respect company time and take the job seriously. You will be seen as responsible, trustworthy, and diligent. Plus, your superiors won’t have to worry about reminding you of important dates and times.


It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. If you don’t know your new company’s dress code, it’s an excellent idea to overdress so being underdressed doesn’t embarrass you. For example, if you are hired for a light industrial job, denim and a nice clean T might be acceptable, but show up on your first day in clean and pressed slacks and a shirt with a  collar – button down or polo style. If your first day reveals that less is ok, then you can adapt. Going beyond on the first day shows that you respect the company and respect your job

Ask Questions-

Make sure to ask many questions on your first day. This will show your new colleagues and superiors that you are engaged and ready to learn. It also shows them that you are interested in your new position and want to know as much as you can to be able to succeed. Of course, choose your questions wisely, take time to listen to the answer, and apply the knowledge.

Be Friendly-

The most important way to make a great impression on your first day is to be friendly. If you walk into the job with a positive attitude and a smile on your face, your colleagues are going to remember you and enjoy your company from day one. When you’re building your career, colleague relationships and networking are one of the most important aspects of helping you achieve your professional goals.

If you feel like you can embody these tips on your first day of work but you’re having a hard time finding somewhere to work, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to help you find a job that is the perfect fit for you and your unique skill sets. Our team of hiring professional located in Bloomington, Chaska, Crystal, Delano, Maplewood, and Ramsey Minnesota are here to help you find you your next new job opportunity!

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