Friday, April 24, 2015

Tips When You're The New Girl

As many of you know, two weeks ago I started a new job. There is so much to learn and I'm going to have that "new girl" feeling for quite some time until I start to gain independence and am able to work on projects on my own. Entering a new company and not knowing anyone can be difficult but it's important that you start off on the right foot. Today I'm sharing with you some of the things I've learned during these first few weeks and how you can impress your boss and make them happy they hired you.
  1. Ask Questions: Sometimes it can be overwhelming when you're learning something new and getting used to a new environment but it's important to not be afraid to ask questions. Your higher ups will appreciate that you're taking the time to learn information correctly and you might actually learn quicker when you're not left with questions unanswered.
  2. Get to know your bosses: The past few weeks I've been lucky to get the chance to learn more about how my supervisors got to where they are in the company. First, it shows that you're interested in working hard to move up within the company and second, it shows that you are invested in the company and the people you work with. Bosses like to see motivation and drive!
  3. Always carry a notebook and pen: You never know when you're going to get dragged into a last minute meeting or project so you'll want to take notes on everything you do. You'll be glad you wrote things down when you're asked to complete a task and don't have to rely on memory to get the job done.
  4. Don't be afraid to ask for work: These past few weeks have been information overload for me but since I'm still shadowing my supervisor I have moments of downtime when she is off doing other things. I always make the effort to ask for mini projects or offer to assist her with something she is working on. It makes the day go by faster when I'm working on something, plus every new thing I learn gets me one step closer to independent working. The worst thing you can do is just sit there twiddling your thumbs because you don't want the higher ups to think you're lazy.
  5. Be Professional: This should be an obvious one but make sure you dress extra professional at first until you get a better idea of what the office attire is like. Also show up on time, don't leave early and don't take an extended lunch. You want to give a good impression those first few weeks and it will get you in the habit of being a model employee for years to come.
Now it's your turn, what's your "new girl" advice for me?!


  1. Oh sweetie up at that company is very very lucky to have you!! They are probably all saying "that new girl rocks!!" Great tips for anyone that is awful in your position. I hope you have a glorious weekend!! xo

  2. Number four is the best tip ever! Even when you are not new.. don't be afraid to ask for more work! People will definitely notice your initiative: )

  3. These tips are so good! One thing I would suggest is to smile. Odds are you look more approachable if you have a smile on your face and you don't look scared. And it is scientifically proven that just the act of smiling makes you happier.

    Running Alyssa


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