Tips for Making a Good Impression on the Boss
Jump in as Part of the Team
One of the biggest things you can do to impress your new boss is to jump in as part of the team. While it is important to learn and observe, being an active learner will impress your boss. It will show your boss that you are not only willing to learn but you can get along and work well with your co-workers. A boss likes knowing that there won’t be office drama when it comes to team projects.
Ask Your New Boss Questions
I have supervised employees that would drive me nuts because they wouldn’t ask questions. I can’t count how many times I had to go back and fix a project or re-do a task because an employee just simply would not ask me questions. Trust me. Your new boss would rather you ask questions than to make mistakes.
While it is important to learn and show independence, it is also important not to mess up on tasks. If your boss has to have you re-do tasks or clean up the mess behind you it will not help your career. Your new boss will mentally label you as someone they have to check up on and follow up with instead of a reliable employee…