First Days on the Job: 15 Ways to Make a Great Impression

5. Take initiative

It's common to feel overlooked or as if you're not really needed as it's figured out where you fit in. Once you've completed certain duties, don't hide in your cubicle until someone tells you what to do next.

Instead, seek out your boss, tell him or her you've completed the assigned task, and ask what you can do next. When extra duties come up and you don't have a full plate, raise your hand and volunteer to do them.