Finally, you’ve landed a new job, and you can’t wait to get started. And then it’s time, those first working days. Unfortunately, they don’t always run smoothly—some tips to make a good impression during the first month of your new job.
New hires often wait for a colleague or their manager to introduce themselves to the team. However, bosses are busy or sometimes forget that you haven’t been introduced to everyone yet. In that case, take matters into your own hands and introduce yourself to everyone you have to work with (in the future).
This way, you come across as very sympathetic, and you will quickly be included in the group. Also, especially in the beginning, don’t turn down a lunch proposal too often; these are ideal moments to get to know your new colleagues differently.
Know when to ask questions
When you’re just starting, there are, of course, a lot of things that you don’t know (yet). It can even be very simple things. You don’t know where the toilets are, how the telephone system works, or the appropriate dress code is… No matter how many (difficult) questions you have, write them down before approaching a colleague.
There are many things that you can quickly discover for yourself. If you still have questions, ask a colleague or your manager all at once. Take notes when you feel you can’t remember them easily. That way, you don’t have to ask the same questions again afterwards.
Find a balance
Of course, you want to appear as professional as possible. At the same time, it is also important that you get on well with your colleagues. So look for a good balance. Make sure you arrive on time, that others can count on you and that you carry out assignments well.
But also relax now and then. Tell your colleagues something personal. Since you often see them more than your friends or family, you better make it as pleasant as possible. Sometimes you can laugh in the workplace!
Show interest in your position
Responding to an internal vacancy within the first six months of your new job is also not ideal. People will quickly question your loyalty and enthusiasm