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Making a Positive First Impression

While it’s commonly said you only get one chance to make a first impression on a new employer, this isn’t quite true. You need to make a positive impression on the hiring manager when you’re being considered as a candidate, and impress your manager and co-workers on day one of work once you’ve been hired.

The good news is, the same basic skills will help you make a good impression both during the interview and when you start your new job. Some of the things you should do include:

  • Research the company. It’s important to show you have the specific skills the company is looking for and that you would be a good fit for the culture. To show you would be a good addition to the team, research the company to learn as much as you can so you can highlight the reasons that you’d be in-tune with their corporate culture. You can use the company’s website and mission statement as starting points but try to go further and look for social media and blog posts by the organization or its current staff. Then, apply the knowledge in an interview or when interacting with others on your first day.
  • Brush up on your skills. At an interview, you may be asked technical questions to demonstrate you have the industry-specific knowledge to succeed. You’ll also need to know the basics of your industry when you show up and start doing your job. Reviewing industry jargon, software and hardware programs you’ll be using, and other basic things you need to perform well in a job can help you to impress both a hiring manager and those evaluating your work.
  • Show up on time and dress professionally. Never be late to an interview or your first day at work, and make sure you’re dressed in a presentable, professional way.

High Profile can help you to land interviews at great companies where you can make a positive impression because you have the right skills and are a good fit for the company culture. If you’re looking for work in Dallas, Fort Worth or surrounding areas, give us a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online today.