6 Keys to Success for Your First Day at a New Job

How to Make a Good First Impression on Your First Day

You Only Get One Chance to Make a Good First Impression

Finding a great job can be a challenge. But once you land that dream job, you need to realize the real challenge is still looming in the distance.

Sure, take a moment to pat yourself on the back and celebrate getting hired. Good for you! But if you want to lay the groundwork for short- and long-term job success, you can’t relax and become complacent.

It’s possible to get your future co-workers to take notice of you before you even start your new job. You can confirm why you were chosen for your position without stepping foot in the office. In doing so, your company will be impressed with your proactivity, and word will get around you’re a keeper.

Word travels fast about the progress of new hires. Whether it’s through formal or informal channels, your boss will receive lots of feedback about you. Give everyone a reason to sing your praises by doing these two things immediately: be job smart, and be people smart.

Here's how to accomplish that. Numbers 6, 5, and 4 relate to job smarts, while the top three are about flexing your people smart muscles.