Advice for Making a Good First Impression in Your First 90 Days
It is important to leave a good first impression. Business Insider recently focused on the first 90 days at a new job as being key in giving off the right image and getting on track.
Here are some tips from LinkedIn experts & what they say to do to get on track in the first 90 days:
- Get together with a coworker. LinkedIn says that just a few casual conversations with the right people early on could give you a great head start in making a good impression at your new job.
- Get to know your manager’s work style. This needs to try to be done at the beginning. It will save you any headaches and miscommunication that you might face. Try to understand your manager’s language from the get-go so you can speak the same language. See what their preferred communication methods are and try to practice these from the beginning.
- Get an office “buddy”. LinkedIn says it’s essential to find someone who knows their stuff for your success. They say to “look for someone who’s “been there, done that” in your job position and go to them with any questions and concerns. They’ve been there.
- Get to know the culture. Understanding culture is key. Know how people act and conduct themselves and what the “style” and atmosphere are at the organization so you can fit in. Be yourself but make sure to conduct yourself professionally and on point with company culture.
- Read about your company in the news. Make sure you know what is going on in the big picture scene at your new company. Stay updated on recent initiatives and activities taking place at the organization. Show interest and stay in the know.
- Follow the experts. It is a good idea to follow industry experts and thought leaders, and hear what they’re saying about the overall industry trends; get their insights and get ahead.
- Learn from your peers. It is a nice thing to have peers who are cheering for you and you should get to know them quickly. They are in the same boat as you and can be very helpful when you need them.
- Build on expertise. Stay educated. Take any trainings offered by your company and in your free time take any online classes or read about your industry and how to be more prepared to do your job. The Internet is a great resource that is filled with free learning material. Coursera and similar options are good tools.