How To Stand Out at Work

New Job or Internship?

The pressure that comes with starting a new job can be pretty intense.  As a young professional, making the right impression during your first few weeks is crucial.  This is especially true if you are interning with a company that could potentially hire you on full time.  So how do you make a great first impression?  Check out these tips on how to stand out as a great employee during your first few weeks!

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The first thing you should do after starting a new job is to get your schedule down pat!  New job means new routine.  However, if you don’t take the time to really evaluate how this new position will affect your normal routine, you might be asking for some unnecessary stress.  I’m not just talking about calculating how long the morning commute will take.  I’m talking about the potential time away from your friends, family and loved ones.  Stress in these departments can cause some serious issues.  Share your schedule with your boss and family to avoid unnecessary conflicts.
When your boss makes a request to the entire, jump at the opportunity to help out.  Yes, it might not be in your job description, but chances are it will help you develop a better and well-rounded understanding of your work environment.  On top of that, it’s a great way to show your supervisor and the rest of the team that you are committed to helping everyone, not just yourself.  
Solve a Problem
Every office seems to have an annoying overstuffed storage unit, glitchy copier or malfunctioning computer.  If you want to stand out, don’t just accept those problems at as the office norm.  Take a crack at fixing them.  If you can manage to make this happen, not is it only a great way to help out the entire team, but it’s also a great way to distinguish yourself as a new employee!
You’ll quickly find that combined with a positive attitude, these small tips can really make the difference!  At a time when jobs can be hard to find, young professional need all the help we can get!  Best of luck to all the job hunters out there and comment below if you have any great tips to add!
Until next time,