How is everything going? 🙂
My life has mainly consisted of me getting used to my new job! Like I scooped y’all here, I’m now a Marketing Coordinator. (I was in sales before this.)
With that being said, I want to take this time to share with you what it is that I do now and also my take/ advice for making a good first impression at your new job!
I think I know a thing or two since I did tell y’all here that I’ve had 16, now 17, different jobs in my day HAAA.
ABOUT MY JOB
So basically I work with a team of 4, 5 including myself, and what we do is we create and execute campaigns to drive traffic (people) to our different stores so that they can buy stuff! LOL I’m a part of a field marketing team.
I have experience with field marketing, since I was a Red Bull girl for 3 years. Believe it or not, Red Bull girls are actually field marketing gurus, except in shorts. HAHA.
Anyway, to be honest, I am a little-not overwhelmed-but attentive about the challenge that my new position represents. It entails me doing a lot of things that I have never done before. I am a tad bit intimidated at times, but I keep telling myself that I need to be uncomfortable to grow. 🙂
Aside from mentally boosting myself every few hours that I CAN do this job and very well, I’ve been enjoying so much to pick everyone’s brains on my team. I look forward to being surrounded by people that know so much and are very hard working.
Not to mention, my commute home is now 28 minutes in RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC. It used to be 2 hours… LOL
So now to the advice portion of this segment.
Here are my humble two cents to making a good first impression at your new job:
I don’t mean for you to be creepy and get there an hour early. 10-15 minutes should be fine, but when getting used to a new place/ environment, it’s a great idea to give yourself time to get settled in, and not all frantically. Plus, Lord forbid you forget to pump gas or miss the street, you have time to make up for that haha.
Dress the Part
It’s a great idea to look your best during your first days at the new gig. You’ll be meeting a lot of new folks and you want to feel confident and comfortable in your skin. But, meh. This doesn’t mean to wear an uncomfortable suit when the company’s culture is t-shirts and jeans. Then again, do you. The point is for you to feel confident.
*Side note* The top in these photos is *poop emoji*. It gets wrinkled in two seconds no matter how much it’s ironed. I won’t be wearing it to work haha.
Bring the Necessary Materials
For me it’s a notebook and pen(s) (I’m excessive like that.) I use these goodies to take notes. You appear as engaged as I am sure you are when you are taking notes. Also, it helps with memorizing names and other things.
i.e. Katy with the cashmere sweater/ loves chocolate chip cookies
i.e. Password to printer is 12kkO
HEY! Guess what?! You landed the job for a reason. Your new employer saw something in you that made you stand out and be selected over a sea of applicants. Now all you have to do is give it your best and be yourself. Whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or a combination, be yourself. Oh and smile. 🙂
Offer to Help
When you are new to a team, you want everyone to know that they made the right decision by choosing you. Therefore, I would suggest to think like a team player. Even if the task isn’t part of “your” responsibilities.
My favorite… BRING GOODIES
You can quickly get on your team’s good side by bringing them goodies. You can do this on the first day or maybe a little down the road if you want to get to know your team first. I know some people are vegan, allergic to nuts, only like chocolate donuts, who knows?! HAHA But it always helps to treat your team.
Below I linked a similar outfit to the one I have on. The pants are the exact same. Click on them and go for the “Red Floral” if you are interested. The shirt, I will probably get myself instead of my wrinkle trap, and the purse I love.
What do you recommend someone do to ensure a positive and long lasting first impression? Let me know! 🙂