Being a rookie is never easy. And when it is at work, it is not like at school, where a shrug or a non-response is an acceptable excuse for mistakes. This is real life
So it is your first time on track. What are you doing? Think Yes, and think carefully Because what you radiate will make or break you.
This is where the adage - First impressions last - is true. So it is crucial to carefully select your words, gestures and even the selection of topics of conversation. So, what are the right steps?Here are a little points:- Treat everyone well
. This simply intends that you should be polite. However, do not be overly nice, particularly to your boss. Or this could catapult you to top of list of people who despise your office mates.- Come on time
. Never be late Your boss is likely to notice people who are punctual. Punctuality refers not only to attendance, but also to respect for deadlines and fast responses to requests.- Walk other kilometer
. Perform tasks beyond the ordinary. And stay in office later when tasks need to be finished as quickly as possible. A boss all the time recognizes additional effort and this will lead him to think that you are intelligent, smart and reliable. Develop a genuine commitment to your work and it will display naturally.- Express your thoughts
. The only way your boss will figure out what you're able of is by performing or saying your thoughts out loud. Shyness will not get you anywhere, but if you push yourself a few more to propose a brilliant idea you have come up with, it can get you places. And you do not get tagged as the 'quiet' - now you do not want to be called that do you?- Volunteer
While this might not sound very appealing to most, being seen is a fantastic way to get noticed if you are a novice. A fantastic way to do this is by volunteering to take on a new task. Here's a word of warning, though: do not volunteer if you are not certain you can handle the situation. The whole point of volunteering is to allow them realize that you're able of doing something useful. And that they need you. You do not want to give them the impression that they made a mistake hiring you.- Do not be a super-fast worker
. Be no liability. If your boss is all the time late, that is not enough of a reason for you to be late, too. Well, he is the leader and you just follow, you say? Then you're no better than him and you do not deserve more than what you've now. Remember: no pain, no gain.- Prevent complaining
. If you can assist it, do not complain. Instead, give solutions and do not present problems as you see them.- Teach to communicate
. Communicate politely, in a accurate way and clearly, not only with those in authority, but also with your colleagues. Being rude will never help. Pick a good timing for a conversation 'depending on your topic'. Speak easily and calmly. A good communicator will all the time be understood and will likely be overheard when asked for ideas.- Dress up your dream post
. A strong hint of what you want to be ten years from now is best displayed by the way you dress. If you permanently dress, your capacity for authority and responsibility may not show across the clothes. Dressing well proposes leadership and responsibility. And do not display a cleavage unless your position asks you to.
All I'm really saying is, 'Do not just be a rookie.' Instead, be someone worth keeping.