First Impressions & Utah Jobs
By Tom Stechschulte, GM – All Trades Staffing
As unfair as it may seem first impressions do matter. Virtually all of us make quick decisions or judgments about the people we meet. The old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is very true yet it is something we all must do.
We are programmed to make quick judgments by generations upon generations of survival. What we call gut instinct is actually ancient knowledge learned rising to the surface due to the stimulus currently at hand. Sometimes these immediate judgments keep us alive. In these modern times the need for these immediate judgments is rare but our programming is still in place.
As we make quick judgments on the people we meet, whether we are aware of it or not, so too are we judged. This is the first impression. The first impression you make sets the tone for further interaction.
That is why first impressions do matter and are so important. When you report to a job or a work site for the very first time it is important that make a good first impression and set the right tone. This is true whether you have found the job yourself or are going out on an assignment for a staffing company.
Here are some tips to help you make a good first impression and set a positive tone for your new Utah Jobs.
Arrive prepared for work wearing the appropriate attire with the necessary tools if required. All commercial construction sites require work boots, long pants, shirt with sleeves, safety vests, safety glasses, hard hat and gloves. If reporting to an office environment it is better to be overdressed rather than dressed unprofessionally.
Leave your personal business behind. You are being paid to do a job. Cell phones, music devices, etc should only be used with permission. Messages, texts, voice mail should be checked and responded to only on approved breaks.
Upon arrival at the job site seek out the person you are supposed to report to and introduce yourself with a smile, a handshake and a clearly stated introduction. Look them in the eye and speak clearly.
Ask if there are any special instructions you should know and ask where the restroom facilities are so you do not need to go hunting for them later.
Let your supervisor know you are grateful for the opportunity to work.
These few and simple actions will help get you started on the right foot and increase your chances for continued employment at that job.