9 Ways To Make The
Wrong Impression On
Your First Day
Original article by ZipRecruiter
It can be easy to make the wrong impression
on your first day at work.
We humans are judgmental beings, and we
judge fast.
How fast? When it comes to hiring:
● Recruiters spend six seconds per resume
before deciding whether an applicant is a
goo...
As a job seeker, if you make it past these 16
grueling seconds of judgment and get hired,
you’re still not home free.
No, ...
Put your best foot forward by avoiding these
nine off-putting behaviors:
1. Showing Up Tired
Fact: fatigue kills your performance and
productivity.
Don’t give your employer second thoughts on
your first day. Get ple...
2. Dressing Inappropriately
People judge books by their covers, wines by
their labels, and you by your first-day attire.
You should know what the comp...
3. Oversharing
Being an open book is fine, but tone it down at
first.
Your new co-workers probably aren’t ready to
hear why you were let ...
4. Complaining
Your parking spot is a mile away, the training
for new hires is putting you to sleep, and you’re
not that fond of your cub...
5. Flirting
Are you there to work or find a date for Friday
night?
Even if your company is all right with office
relationships, jumpin...
Would you rather be labeled “the new guy who’
s amazing at sales” or “the new guy who’s
dating Jane”?
Establish yourself f...
6. Saying 'No' To Lunch Invites
As the new face around the office, you’ll be
invited by co-workers to lunch, coffee, happy
hour, and other events outside ...
7. Trying To Make Your New Job
Like Your Old Job
Organizations have deeply rooted ways of
doing things. If you come in and insist others do
it your way, it’s not going to ...
8. Forgetting To Say 'Thank You'
It takes time to train new hires. Even those with
years of experience need to learn the nuances
of the company and its cul...
9. Concealing Your Excitement
Excitement, like negativity, is contagious. The
difference is that excitement is a great feeling
to catch.
It’s easy for l...
None of this is to say you should lie to your co-
workers or not be yourself in front of them. Just
be a more tactful, sel...
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  1. 1. 9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day Original article by ZipRecruiter
  2. 2. It can be easy to make the wrong impression on your first day at work. We humans are judgmental beings, and we judge fast.
  3. 3. How fast? When it comes to hiring: ● Recruiters spend six seconds per resume before deciding whether an applicant is a good fit. ● Interviewers “know” within 10 seconds whether a candidate is right for the job.
  4. 4. As a job seeker, if you make it past these 16 grueling seconds of judgment and get hired, you’re still not home free. No, now it’s time for the next round of judging: your first day of work.
  5. 5. Put your best foot forward by avoiding these nine off-putting behaviors:
  6. 6. 1. Showing Up Tired
  7. 7. Fact: fatigue kills your performance and productivity. Don’t give your employer second thoughts on your first day. Get plenty of rest and show up ready to bust your butt.
  8. 8. 2. Dressing Inappropriately
  9. 9. People judge books by their covers, wines by their labels, and you by your first-day attire. You should know what the company dress code is by now, so pick a clean, wrinkle-free outfit that reflects it. While you’re at it, make sure you’re hygienically sound.
  10. 10. 3. Oversharing
  11. 11. Being an open book is fine, but tone it down at first. Your new co-workers probably aren’t ready to hear why you were let go from your previous job or that you conceived your 16-year-old son on a first date in high school.
  12. 12. 4. Complaining
  13. 13. Your parking spot is a mile away, the training for new hires is putting you to sleep, and you’re not that fond of your cubemate. Annoying? Perhaps. Worth mentioning? No. Workplace negativity is toxic and will send your new co-workers running.
  14. 14. 5. Flirting
  15. 15. Are you there to work or find a date for Friday night? Even if your company is all right with office relationships, jumping into one right away brings your professional brand into question.
  16. 16. Would you rather be labeled “the new guy who’ s amazing at sales” or “the new guy who’s dating Jane”? Establish yourself first, then decide whether dating Jane is worth it.
  17. 17. 6. Saying 'No' To Lunch Invites
  18. 18. As the new face around the office, you’ll be invited by co-workers to lunch, coffee, happy hour, and other events outside of the office. Don’t turn them down. This is how you become part of the company’s family, an important step for both personal and professional growth.
  19. 19. 7. Trying To Make Your New Job Like Your Old Job
  20. 20. Organizations have deeply rooted ways of doing things. If you come in and insist others do it your way, it’s not going to go well. It’s fine to make suggestions, but first ask yourself why you’re making them. Do you really see room for improvement or are you just being stubborn in your ways? If it’s the former, go for it; if not, then let go and move on.
  21. 21. 8. Forgetting To Say 'Thank You'
  22. 22. It takes time to train new hires. Even those with years of experience need to learn the nuances of the company and its culture. So thank co-workers who take the time out of their busy day to help you, even if all they did was point you to the nearest restroom.
  23. 23. 9. Concealing Your Excitement
  24. 24. Excitement, like negativity, is contagious. The difference is that excitement is a great feeling to catch. It’s easy for long-time employees to lose sight of why their job is so great. Having a new, excited face around the office is an excellent reminder. If you’re that face, people will be drawn to you.
  25. 25. None of this is to say you should lie to your co- workers or not be yourself in front of them. Just be a more tactful, selective version of yourself for a while.
  26. 26. Read The Original Article! We hope you enjoyed this presentation! Click here to read the original article by ZipRecruiter on CAREEREALISM.com.
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