Why is a New Hire’s First Week Important?

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Have you ever heard the quote “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”? This saying and, all it encompasses, is why a new hire’s first week is so important. No matter how prepared or confident you are, first impressions are many times lasting impressions. San Francisco financial recruiters are doing their part to make sure they get the right people who are going to make a positive first impression their first week on the job.

First Impressions

The first week on the job should be looked at as the continuation of the interview process. This time can show if you intend to be serious about your new job or are you only there to waste time; yours and others. It is unlike any of the other weeks you will spend at a job. The level of unfamiliarity will more than likely dissipate after having spent some time in your new role.

During the first week is typically the time a new hire will spend reading up on the company’s internal literature that has everything to do with their policies and procedures.

Getting acclimated to your newly assigned workspace is also important. You need to get acclimated to the volume, the amount of space you have to work in, and whatever you need to allow yourself to work more efficiently.

This is also the time to familiarize yourself with the workflow of your office or department. These may be things that were explained to you in the interview, but the first week on the job will give you a more tangible view or understanding of various aspects of being on the job, and absorb the actual culture of the office.

Whether you are looking in San Francisco or for Chicago financial jobs, there is a recruitment company who is looking for you to make a great impression.

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