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5 Ways to Impress Your New Boss

Published: December 21, 2015

You landed a new job –Congratulations! You’re ready to do your best and begin to build your career. And it all starts with a great first impression. Make one by following these 5 ways to impress your new boss.

Come early, stay late. Your new boss will notice if you’re already in work when he arrives and still at your desk after he leaves. Even if you’re only clocking a few extra minutes on either end, it counts. And remember, don’t just look busy, be busy. Take those early minutes at the start of the day to organize what you’ll do when. And at the end of the day, create your to-do list for the next day.

Dress for success. Even if your office has a casual dress code, make certain to dress appropriately. When you come to work in a wrinkled uniform or sloppy clothes, it sends a message that you just don’t care. Start dressing for the position you want to hold someday –right now.

Get to know everyone and what they do. You did a lot of research to land your job so you already know about the company and its employees. But now that you’re on the inside, really get to know them. Schedule informal interviews with everyone and find out what they do that fits in with what you’ll do. Don’t waste your boss’s time by having him explain to you what you can find out on your own.

Know the industry. In your downtime, do all you can to find out about your company and where it fits in the bigger picture of the world. If you work in healthcare, read articles and books about the healthcare industry –and share them. Wouldn’t it be great if you shared some news with your boss that he didn’t already know?

Volunteer. There will always be jobs at work that no one else really likes to do. When you volunteer, it shows you’re enthusiastic, caring and a team player. And at the top of every boss’s list of what they want is a team player!

At Charter College, we’ll not only provide you with the skills you need to work in your profession; we’ll also teach you how to be a great employee who will impress the boss. Our Career Services Department will help turn you from a student into an employee.