Summer is well and truly here, and after a long cold winter, the hot weather is more than we could have asked for.

Are you starting a job this summer? Maybe it’s temporary or maybe you expect it to be a long-term, full-time position, but in either case, it’s your job now to make the right first impression. So how do you introduce yourself to your new company and co-workers? Follow these tips to make a great impression.

  • Take the Lead

    When you start on the first day, don’t be shy. It can be hard, especially if you normally have an introverted nature. But use this to get out of your comfort zone, even temporarily, and make the right impression. Start by introducing yourself to everyone you meet. Keep in mind they might also be shy or introverted, so you don’t have to be overly gregarious. Just offer to shake their hands, ask their names, and tell them yours. These will help you make a great impression.

  • Make It Comfortable

    You don’t want to seem stuffy or stilted in the new environment either, even if you do feel a little uncomfortable in new situations. So to make yourself comfortable, try to make sure your interactions are comfortable for everyone else. Don’t be loud, don’t be pushy, and allow others to make the next move once you’ve introduced yourself.

  • Be Engaging

    You will want to create a personal environment that will allow others to want to get to know you better. Be engaging by smiling, being welcoming, and allowing others to come to you if they want to know more. Be eager to learn from anyone who will be conducting the training. And offer to make yourself as useful as possible.

  • Share About Yourself

    Lastly, the best way to get to know new co-workers and make a great impression is to share more about yourself. People like to share interests, so don’t be afraid to tell them what it is you like to do when you’re not at work. You may find a kindred spirit or two in your workplace, and they can become your greatest allies.

Are you looking for a job just for the summer or a full-time career move? Harvard Resource Solutions, now hiring for jobs in Detroit MI, can help you now.