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Question:How can I make a good first impression on my new co-workers?

I like my new boss and really want the rest of the people I'm working with to welcome me to the group. How can I make a good impression?

Asked by letitgo on 4/16/08 2 Answers»
_dumspirospero_

Answer:

Good advice, Kiki. Especially the listening to others part. If you listen to your coworkers, then chances are you'll find something that you have in common with them. This will give you something to use to break the ice.

Answered by: _dumspirospero_ on 11/14/08
Kiki76

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It sounds silly, but the best thing you can be is yourself! Be genuine and sincere in interactions. Take the time to watch and listen to those around you. Find someone you connect with and invite them to lunch.

Answered by: Kiki76 on 10/27/08
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