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MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION!

FIRST DAY AT WORK?

Your first few days on the job could make or break the rest of your experience at your new company.

You only get one chance to make a first impression on your new coworkers, supervisor and the other managers.

These tips will help you to make sure that the impressions of yourself are positive and true to your character.

CONSIDER YOUR APPEARANCE

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If business casual is the typical dress code of your new employer, err on the side of dressing a little more formally.

During your interviews, be aware of what people in your position are wearing.

This will give you a good idea of what is generally accepted on the job.

Choose one or two accessories such as a watch or earrings.

Keep your hair and body clean and free of odors.

Minimize the use of cologne or perfume, as these can trigger allergy attacks in sensitive individuals.

Check the employee handbook about dress code guidelines.

PRESENTING YOURSELF

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The way that you present yourself on the job is also important to making a good first impression.

Make sure to arrive a few minutes early at the start of your work day.

This gives you a chance to use the restroom, fill your water bottle and get situated at your desk.

Arrive at meetings a minute or two early and with everything that you will need, such as a tablet or a pad of paper and pen.

Use good manners, addressing people with courtesy and asking them what they would prefer to be called if they do not let you know first.

Take a moment to hold doors or hold the elevator for people.

BE MINDFUL OF RULES AND POLICIES

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Keep in mind the formal and informal ways of conduct in the workplace.

This might include refilling the copy paper tray if you empty it or brewing a new pot of coffee if you pour the last cup.

Take note of what other employees do in regards to making or receiving personal calls or text messages.

FORM PERSONABLE RELATIONSHIPS

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Getting to know your new coworkers is also important to making a good first impression.

Familiarize yourself with the names and desk locations of your coworkers.

Find out which projects they are currently working on and how those projects relate to what you will be doing.

Learn about the skills that your coworkers have and how you will be working together as a team.

Pay attention to how much time you spend on non-work related conversations.

A comment about the local college football team's recent win or the beautiful weather is fine

but off-color jokes, comments or gossip would not make a good impression to your coworkers or employers.

LEAVE YOUR PROBLEMS AT HOME

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Avoid discussing your personal problems at work.If your babysitter flaked out on you at the last minute or you have a blister on your foot that is bothering you, do not discuss these issues.

Talking about these things could make others think that you have a poor attitude or that you are disorganized.

Start each day at your job with a fresh mind and a positive outlook for the day.

Seeking a new financial advisor position?

Speak with the experienced financial advisor recruiters of Willis Consulting Inc.

They can many top industry contacts and can help you land the position you want.

See open positions at http://www.willis-consulting.com/financial-advisor-jobs/

Los Angeles Office: Corporate Headquarters719 Yarmouth Road, Suite 203Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274310-373-7400 PST

Scottsdale Office8970 E Raintree DriveSuite #300Scottsdale AZ 85260

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