5 Ways to Make An Impression In A New Job

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This hub was written from the point of view of your having just found your new job. Even if you may not be quite there yet, this will come in useful when you have found employment. Minimum wage or not, having a job to work in is everything. Finding employment is tough and challenging, but making an impression with bosses to keep that job can be even tougher. So here are 5 quick-to-memorise ways to make an impression in a new firm. This is a sure way to build a successful career. Feel free to bookmark this hub here if you wish. If you are a jobseeker or jobfinder and just found work, this will be useful.

1. Know what is expected of you – in other words, don’t waste any time by doing something that is just not seen as important. Examine your conscience – look at your position – ask what are your goals? And ask yourself how your performance here will be measured by bosses and how will those reviews be handled. We all have reviews. No exceptions. Even the Number One in a business answers to others, like shareholders and investors!

2. Never miss a deadline - one of my favorite Golden Rules of Work. Some deadlines happen only once and should not be missed at any cost. But what if you know you will miss a deadline? Then inform your boss about it straight away without delay and say why the deadline will be missed. Bosses often need to get their bad news straight away. Don’t fall under the sheer mass of a workload, and be buried before you even clear that first obstacle that will test you. Things will always test you. If however you find that a deadline is unreasonable or unrealistically set – then you need to say it. Most jobs have different cultures and all job environments have their own “politics” attached but learn to respect the rules around deadlines.

3. Make a real effort to settle in and enjoy your job – give the new job a chance and a reasonable amount of time to get used to and adapt to it all. Build up a rapport with your workmates. It’s one of the most rewarding aspects of having a job and being part of the team. But also build up a reputation as a dependable person, and as someone who is always positive and good to be around. This is a huge factor in your work life, and will pay dividends. I believe in being positive. It’s one of the best qualities to have as a person and worker. That includes being the first to volunteer for any tasks going, whether it’s job-related or social.

4. Keep a record or account of what you do – in fact make sure you look at how your predecessors did things in similar positions and in similar circumstances. Those records come in so useful. And remember – if you are overachieving, tell others about it, including your boss.

5. Network with the right people – so even if it’s only a drink after work, a work environment is such that you should take every advantage you get. There’s little point in being good in your job if no one knows about it or knows who you are. Work is a competitive place so exploit and grow your network.

One of the best ways to make an impression in a new job is to take your responsibilities seriously. Bosses like it when new candidates prove themselves by taking over problems and owning the problems.Nothing says it better than taking responsibility for your actions and your people. You will be judged accordingly.

John Lennon had a famous song called “power to the people”. I think of this as I write this hub, and I know Lennon was right. Making our mark in a new job is satisfying and empowering for us. It helps to re-affirm who we are and keep us on the right path. By following a few simple steps, we stay on course, and we don’t fail. Make this your mantra. I wish you success in your new job. Do your best to enjoy it too.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Everyone is having such a hard time finding work these days, a perfect at a perfect time. I am glad I am retired. Keep send everyone those great wise advise. And, I am reading your article in my PJ's...lalalalalalala


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Darlene: the site went down for maintenance just as I was typing this! Dang! Oh you are a lucky woman to be retired. I am being productive here with my hubs. I will keep posting my little contributions to help things as best I can. You are in your PJ's? Heheheheheh! You saw my comment in TattoGuy's page, didn't you! Sneaky you! You remind me of me! : )

Thanks for the comments, Darlene! I'm sure you look great in your PJ's!


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Morning Cassy and sorry I haven't read yer last few hubs, have just been posting hubs and watchin footie the last few nights. Yet another hub full of great tips, maybe ya can get me a job as a stand up comedian, I am drowning in this life !


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Art! Yes, I was wondering what was the reason! Aah! Football. I heard Thierry Henri did it again. Same handball, same ref? Is that right. I really should follow it more! I have been busy posting a few new hubs too. Your tattoo hubs are great! Im glad the stats are back working again. Thanks for the tips, Capn! Stand up Comedian, no problem! Always jobs going for guys with brilliant humour like you! You'd knock 'em in the aisles! LOL! You could just stand on stage and read from Bad Comppany or TattoGuy or HealthTip Hubs with an iPad in hand, like Dennis Norden on TV, and you'd be great! LOL!

When a man says he is drowning in this life, he needs to get some fresh air and a sense of proportion. Steady on, my friend! I love the Hubs too. And the web. It's easy to succumb to the dark side, young Jedi Capn! Heh! Check in with ya later. Take care, moi friend! *Hugs you extra tight for good measure* ; )


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Luvin those hugs xox


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

That's what hugs are are for, Art. : )

XOX


William 6 years ago

this is tight. cool.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy William: Busy man here today! You don't believe in wasting words, do you. Heh! Thanks again, moi friend! : )


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC

Awesome hub! Full of important and useful information. Fantapulous Cheeky Girl!!!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Thanks Madison22. Very kind of you to say this! I aim to please! I love that word! You should patent that! Unless a certain Orange drink maker got there first! LOL!


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

This should be the 5 commandments - excellent! Well written and needed! Thumbs up!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy GmaGoldie: Wow, you are sure getting some reading in here today! Thanks - they should be commandments, unless someone can improve on them, which they might! LOL! Cheers, my friend!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

I agree with all specially never missed a deadline-- thats very importamt Cheeky my girl, you are my job expert and all, Maita


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Maita: It's always nice to get your comments, moi friend! Gosh, what would business be without deadlines. We love them and we despair of them, but we have to abide by them. Don't know that I'm an expert on the job thing, but I sure like the compliment, Maita! Thanks for this! : )


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub Cheeky Girl, My favorite is "network with the right people". One lesson that I had to learn the hard way unfortunately. I'm usually kind and friendly to everyone, needless to say, in an office setting at times that can count against you when you least expect it. Thanks for sharing! :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Money Glitch: Glad you like the hubs, my friend. Thanks for stopping by. Sorry you had to learn that the hard way. Well, please read my hubs at your leisure. I hope they might bring you some better luck in the future. Cheers. Thanks for commenting.


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Alya rose 6 years ago from From beyond the reeds

Very cool hub,I will defenitly take your advice in a job interview.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Alya: welcome to my hubs. If these hubs help in any way, or if I can help, I am glad to do so. Cheers!


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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Things will always test you. - Great line! Personal growth always happens when you are pushed out of a comfort zone. I think you missed only one thing... that is summed up in a quote on an epitaph "here in lies a great company yes man." It is an epitaph you want to avoid. Yes do as you are expected but if what you are tasked to do is totally wrong stand up speak your mind. Be willing to do as expected but make your argument clear and understood. Many great mistakes are avoided because someone pointed out the folly of an action. If you turned out to be wrong, make a clear announcement that you learned a valuable lesson and thank them for the opportunity to grow. Cheeky girl - I like your hubs and style!

Love - Light - Laughter

Neil


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Neil - I agree about going beyond those comfort zones. You make some great points and observations as always. Regarding the "one" I missed. I kind of mention that in another job-related hub (there's quite a collection now.) and didn't want to overlap if I could help it. I was starting to see the word "network" a lot myself! It is important, but I can sometimes repeat myself! Cheers for the comments Neil! : )


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

It's what you do, deep down you are just wanting to help others. Is so typical with you. I'm not knocking you, someone would have to hit me with a stick to get me to write this many hubs like this all to help people get their interviews. Am I selfish? Sorry. I will study your 5 ways and try to make a better impression - even if its not in a new job. Ha!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

God bless you for going to the bother of putting this here, Cathy! I know you're not knocking. Writing is my passion. We are all allowed to have one. Or several! ; D

You impress me lots, but push yourself more, and I love the poetry - it's perfect for you, you like it, you're good at writing it...oh yes, it will be vanilla after all!!!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very good. My "Clothes Make the Man" hub could help too. There might be just a tad of sarcasm in mine though. Can't remember. I have magnesia. Milk of magnesia I think! Thanks Cheeky Girl! Great hub!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Micky Dee: Aw you have a sarcastic hub there somewhere about the place - I will have to go read it. I am a cheeky girl at the best of times, as you will find out. That's if you haven't found out already. LOL! Milk of Magnesia? You sure that's not Amnesia? I got told about that stuff in college. I didnt pursue Biology but have a morbid interest in it. Read - peculiar facination with it more like. Cheers!


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standup 2010 6 years ago

One cool individual! You have good intellect.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello standup 2010: Interesting name! Do you do comedy? Heh! I'm just kidding here! Well, flattery gets you everywhere! I have room for improvement I'm sure. But thanks for bolstering my self-confidence. : )


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theindianblues 6 years ago from Some where on the Globe

Hi, very informative and useful for our day to day routine works.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy theindianblues: Thank you for your kind comments. Well if it can be useful, I am glad to help. Cheers!


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epigramman 6 years ago

five ways to get ahead in life: read the righteous hubs of cheeky girl and know that you are blessed by this divinity!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello epigramman! I am blessed by you giving me these nice comments! And I hope the hubs are a help! You made me smile today! Thank you for this! Cheers!


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ultimatepotential 6 years ago from India

This was some real interesting and helpful tips. Guess I's already following 90% of them. Thanks!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello ultimatepotential: Glad you find this useful. Making a good impression in the new job will pay dividends! You are welcome! Take care!


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charlottelacar 6 years ago

Hi Cheeky!! Glad to read your insightful hub. This could help people who wants to excel in their choosen field..thank you for the info ;)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello charlottelacar: I came across your hubbing yesterday, and I am very impressed. I am delighted you find the hub insightful. I hope it helps somehow. You make a great point here, people who want to excel in their chosen field will definitely want to make that impression in the job, so they will benefit from this. Well, it's all part of the Cheeky Girl service! Heh! Cheers!


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Mamelody 6 years ago

Hi darling, funny enough I start my new job tomorrow so I was about to send you an email and then I saw this hub!!

This is my first job in 3 years (have been self employed) so these points are really very helpful to me.

I'll have a drink for you whilst I celebrate my dream job appointment! cheers for this and hope to be back soon as I havent been here for a while but I'll make it a point to stop by now. Excellent hub hun xx


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Mamelody! Gosh, well a hearty congratulations on the new job, moi friend! I am glad you have been checking the points on the hubs. Well take your sweet time, it's always a wee bit of an adjustment starting in a new place. You have to get your bearings, so to speak. I am so happy for you. :) I would love to join you in that drink! Heh! (It's a bit early in the day here (11.41am) for me! :D

Best wishes to you, dear! Take care always! XX


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Roxciheart 6 years ago from Under the Korean stars

hey! I've had this job for maybe two months, and this hub makes me realli think! Next time I go in for work I'll have your advice right there with me! Thanks!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello again, Roxciheart: well, there's nothing like a bit of hindsight and a hub written by yours truly here to get someone thinking. Heh! It usually means something is wrong somewhere or went awry or whatever. Hey, don't worry about that, whatever it is. My hubs are always here, and so you have them to look forward to. LOL! Anyway, cheers! Take care! I'll be checking out your hubs too. :)


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dusy7969 5 years ago from San Diego, California

For a job we have to prepared about all facts. Which the owner wants from his employees. Nice information.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Ben, as you can see there are ways to make an impression in a new job. Glad you like the hub. Cheers!

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