You only get one chance at a first impression—or at the very least, a bad first impression is hard to undo. Learn what you need to know on day one of a new gig, including the two times you should speak up to ask a question on the first day.
- We've all heard it, you only get one chance…at a first impression.…Whether you heard it from your mom, a teacher,…or even a LinkedIn learning instructor, fact of the matter,…it's true.…Or at the very least, a bad first impression is hard…to undo.…So show your new manager and your new team that you are…here to rock it by nailing your first day.…The best way to do that, ask questions.…Now before you go asking a million questions, give your…manager or whoever's training you the opportunity…to speak first.…
A lot of companies have amazing onboarding programs…and you might be surprised how many of those burning…questions end up being answered really quickly.…That said, there are two times you should speak up…to ask a question on your first day.…So don't be afraid to.…The first time is when you don't understand something…and don't beat yourself up, it's a lot to learn.…Everyone expects you to have a few questions…on your first day.…So if you still aren't clear how to process a return…after your manager breezed right over it, speak up.…
- Identify the major financial pillars in a retail-based business.
- Prepare for your first day by overviewing staff, products, and logistics in advance.
- Recognize the high value times to speak up and ask questions.
- Recall how to prioritize and position opportunities for improvement.
- Explore how to distinguish yourself as the most valuable player in the eyes of your boss.