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How do I make a good impression when I start a new job?

Succeed on the Job

If you want to make a good first impression you need to pay attention to the written and unwritten rules of your organization and the industry you’re working in.

Here are a few suggestions that apply to most work places:

  • Follow the standards of dress, speech and behavior at your workplace. For example, wear neat, appropriate clothing, express yourself politely and follow the company’s social networking guidelines.
  • Get along with your coworkers. A friendly nod or hello is a good way to start the day. Treat your co-workers with respect. Be flexible and open-minded.
  • Think team. Support co-workers by finishing your tasks so they can finish theirs. Offer to help when needed.
  • Take responsibility. Be on time and let your employer know if you’re late or sick. Keep your day and your work area organized.
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