How Candidates Can Make a Good First Impression in Any Job
According to TheLadders career expert Amanda Augustine, the first three months of any new job are an extension of the interview process for a candidate. When it comes to temporary jobs, the candidate may have as little as a week or two to make that impression. In the temporary staffing field, first impressions are vital. Given that the goal of most temporary workers is to eventually find a full-time job and gain a consistent income, they want to and need to impress every boss they work under. So, how exactly do candidates make that good first impression?
The most successful candidates are proactive about introducing themselves. They say hello in the elevator, kitchen, bathroom, etc. This pays off in the end, since in most fast-paced business environments, other employees don’t necessarily have time to go to the new candidate, but appreciate being made aware of their presence. In addition, it’s wise for candidates to seek the advice of a seasoned employee. They can help the new candidate navigate the office, whether it’s learning unwritten rules, knowing the “office politics”, or just knowing where to go for supplies, coffee, etc.
Another way candidates can make a good first impression is by getting organized. There is naturally a lot of new information coming their way, and setting good habits and getting organized from the start will help make not only their lives easier, but jobs easier for their supervisors and coworkers. Another good tip for networking with coworkers, especially in the temporary staffing field, is to use social media platforms to start following the company and coworkers. Many times temporary staff are unable to use a specific company they’ve worked for as a professional reference since they were an employee of the staffing agency. So this communication allows the candidate to stay in touch with coworkers and supervisors who may allow them to refer future employees to them as personal references.
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