Congrats! Congratulations, you’ve just been hired. Because he or she thinks highly of you, your new boss is giving you a chance. The actual tryout begins immediately. Many people will be keeping a close eye on you as a new employee to determine whether or not you are a good fit for the team and whether or not you will be successful in your position.
Here are some things to do (and avoid) to impress your new boss and establish that you will be an asset to the company.
Honor the passing of time
- It’s not all about you and how much time you have to spare. Your reliability and dedication to the job will be called into question if you show a lack of regard for the time of your employer and coworkers.
- Be punctual for your shift – It’s not cool to be late. Because of this, teamwork and customer service suffer. Show up early, if possible, and get ready to start your shift before the official start time.
- Think no one will notice if you clock out early? The answer is yes. Making good use of every second of your shift is a certain way to get noticed.
- Take breaks as needed, but don’t go over the allotted time. If you take advantage of it, someone else will have to make up the difference.
- Avoid using your ill or emergency absence from work as an excuse to avoid showing up. However, make an effort to be there. You can’t use the excuse that you “stayed out late partying” because your boss is counting on you.
- You represent your firm in every way. Unless your place of employment is called “Slobs R Us,” you should show up for work in appropriate apparel.
- Maintain a clean and freshly ironed uniform if you are required to wear one.
- Do not come to work without the proper attire, such as non-slip shoes, or you may be sent home for the day. When you have the proper equipment, you can operate more easily and efficiently.
- Make an effort with your look, particularly if you deal directly with customers. Being neat and tidy is always a plus.
Play well with others.
- Collaboration is common in the workplace. Managers value team players that are cooperative and willing to help out wherever they are needed.
- Keep a sunny disposition; good vibes spread quickly. Try to be the person who lifts the mood of those around them. Get to know your coworkers; just don’t let it interfere with productivity too much.
- If you notice that the trash can is overflowing, the printer is out of paper, or the silverware for takeout orders is empty, empty it and restock it without being asked.
- To demonstrate that you have your coworkers’ backs in times of need, it’s important to ask how you can assist them.
Put in long hours and utilize effective strategies.
- On your first day, you don’t have to prove that you’re going to be employee of the month, but you should show that you have a strong work ethic and are used to going above and beyond the call of duty. If you want to make your boss happy, you should work hard.
- Make sure you enter your new position with a thorough understanding of your duties and the outcomes your superior expects from you. Put out your best effort to achieve those goals.
- Learn as much as you can – Get familiar with the company manual. Pay close attention during training. Find out as much as you can about your firm and team so you can accomplish your job effectively. And don’t be shy about taking notes; doing so could speed your learning curve and spare you the trouble of repeating yourself.
- Put down the phone and log out of Facebook; texting can wait. Keeping up with TikTok isn’t essential, and it could cost you a job.
- Be a person who takes the initiative to find and implement solutions rather than simply reporting concerns. Don’t go stepping on anyone’s toes, though.
- Inquire as to how you are doing by checking in with your superiors. It will aid in your development and demonstrate your dedication to your career.
Employees who stand out do more than simply their job duties; they look for ways to provide value to the organization and their team. Any effort, no matter how small, that results in monetary, time, or material savings might earn you the title of “hero.” You may be the one to fix the dripping sink and save water, or the one to reorganize the stockroom and make it easier to find what you need. Learn something new so you can fill in for someone else.
There’s no need to overdo it in an effort to impress. Just take these guidelines into account and let your efforts do the bulk of the talking. Your manager will see this.