10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression at Work

Whether you’re a May grad about to start a new job or a first year student tackling a summer internship, one thing is certain: making a good first impression with your employer will spur professional success.

So how do you impress your manager and new coworkers from day one? It’s not as complicated as you might think. By following some basic rules of professional etiquette and conveying the right level of interest and enthusiasm, you’ll inspire trust and respect early on in the process.

Hit the ground running by reading Handshake’s article, 10 steps to make a great first impression at work. “Learn how to put your best foot forward at a new job or internship” with advice on everything from dress code to cell phone usage in the office. The article describes best practices on topics such as introducing yourself, asking questions and taking initiative too.

No matter where you are in your career, these tips are useful reminders on ways to make a positive impression in a new work environment. We hope you find them as helpful as we do!

Read 10 steps to make a great first impression at work now.

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications