Arrive five minutes early each day. Don’t be that employee who’s barely making it in the door at 8:00AM or the one who regularly comes fifteen minutes late. Get up early in the mornings so you can arrive to work early; this will show that you are dedicated to your job.
- Dress well and maintain good hygiene. In addition to punctuality, professional dress is very important. Invest in a few good outfits for work. Iron your clothes the night before so that you aren’t rushed and wrinkled in the morning. Shower daily and keep your hair well-kempt and out of your face.
- Keep organized. Keep your desk, cubicle or office space neat and clean. Put documents in drawers or filing cabinets and organize them based on project type and year. Keep a calendar to keep track of your appointments, meetings, and projects.
- Stay updated on your emails and voicemails. Be the employee that responds to emails in a timely fashion, with no more than two days in between a response. Respond to emails from your boss or superiors as soon as possible. Reread all emails before sending to check for typos.
Respond to emails in a professional manner, even if the sender writes to you casually.
- Practice presentations in advance. If you have to present your work to your colleagues or some other audience, be ready. Create a slideshow and have notes on hand to refresh your memory.
- Come to meetings with notes prepared. If you have a staff meeting or other meeting coming up, come with notes prepared. You may have to share updates about your projects; have those updates written down so you can share them accurately.
HR & Training Dept