So you got the job – that’s great news. you must have put your best face on and nailed all the interview questions, and been likable enough to be employable. That’s fantastic and you should be proud of yourself, and your parents should be too. But the work is just beginning (quite literally). You need to not only show up and do a great job at your new job but you need to impress with the intangibles that you may be overlooking, lest someone else gets that big promotion. And that starts on day one – you can’t show up and slack and then expect to make strides forward when you have more to work with you need to get going from the very first second. So here are some ways to stand out and impress your employer on your very first day at the job.
Arrive in Style
You not want to drive up in your 15 year old car, or even worse, get dropped off by somebody else. You are an adult and you have a great new job, you better show up in something spiffy. Since you do now have gainful employment – and maybe you’ve had that before and are just switching jobs – you should get yourself a new car, or at least one new to you, and one that shows what kind of person you are: a go getter and a force to be reckoned with. A great option for that is the new Fiats they’re making now – you can see them at the fiat santa monica. Since you have the new job, you should be able to get financing if need be and it should be an easy monthly payment. That way, when you show up, everyone will look at you with wide eyes and say, here comes the new person! Check out the options for Fiats at OC Fiat.
Everyone loves a little bit of something to eat either in the morning before lunch or in the afternoon after the lunch time blues sink in. So when it’s the first day on the job, you should butter up the people who work there with something yummy, either cookies or little pastries from the nearby supermarket. You can make something if you feel ambitious, too. It may seem like pandering to the powers that be, but it really isn’t: it’s a warm and thoughtful gesture that will not go unnoticed, and will set you off on the right foot with everyone in the office, except Brenda in accounting who will resent you since she’s the one who is known for bringing in baked goods!
Another way to get off on the right foot is to invite everyone out for a Happy Hour on the afternoon of your first day. Winning friends with booze is one of the easiest ways to win friends, and though some will decline, you will certainly earn a lot of good will from those you are going to spend the majority of your waking time with.