Tips for Making a Great Impression at Work

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There is a great importance in first impressions, especially when you are applying for a job; how you present yourself will define your character and qualifications. It’s important to consider that how you conduct yourself both in the workplace and outside with work colleagues, will also affect your image and standards as a professional.

For any professional, it is critical that their conduct, character, and appearance are impeccable, so we have put together some tips to make a great impression at work, because the first impression is not the only one that counts in the business world.

  • Have a positive attitude: Always show enthusiasm for team work and interact with coworkers in the office. Leave all personal problems aside, it is very unprofessional, and concentrate on the positivity of new opportunities.

  • Dress professionally: It has to be on the top of your list, your appearance is your presentation card and it should always be impeccable. Never underestimate the impact your personal image causes; dress accordingly for each occasion and never overdo it. Most companies around the world have dress codes, so try to stick to the rules. Never underestimate the importance of dressing professionally. Perfectly groomed usually translates to efficient and reliable, while someone that is unkempt can be seen as disorganized.

  • Ask for help when you need it: It isn’t expected that you must know how everything works if you are starting in a new job. Always listen to coworkers or supervisors’ advice, it will save you time and redo’s. Try to be organized at all times, it will save you a lot of time.

  • Having good attendance: For this to happen, you must arrive on time at work and leave at the required time. Try not to call in sick all the time, only on emergencies. Once you understand how things are done around the office, you may be able to shift some hours, but at the beginning, you must give a good impression.

  • Set goals: Plan ahead and work towards your professional goals. Keep track of your success for motivational purposes.

  • Network: Take advantage of opportunities to meet new people with different professional and organizational skills. They will become your contact book for life if you strive to keep growing professionally. Even if you change jobs, always maintain this list of numbers near you.

Jacqueline Guzman / NEUVOO
Strategic Alliance Coordinator for US