The First Week On The Job

So, you have endured past every stage of the hiring process and finally got a job offer! Congratulations, now your ready to start working at your new workplace! Although you may be eager to begin your workload, it is important, especially during the first week on the job, to create a good impression. This will provide the basis for judgments throughout the rest of your career within that job. For example, if you show up to work everyday ten minutes early, on that one day that you are running late your colleagues will understand that something out of the ordinary must have occurred to make you late; however, if you consistently show up five minutes late, the on-time or early arrivals are almost always valued less.’s article, “Career Tips For Your First Week At A New Job,” highlights and details different actions that can help you make the right first impression during your first week on the job:

  1. Dress appropriately
  2. Leave the perfume or cologne at home
  3. Come prepared
  4. Ask questions
  5. Take notes
  6. Stay off the internet
  7. Turn off the cell phone
  8. Keep the pace
  9. Define your boundaries
  10. Be a team player
  11. Stay upbeat

By doing these things, you can ensure that your new employers think the best about you and their decision to hire you. Visit the article above to read more in detail an explanation of each of these activities!