How to Impress Your Employer

By Paige Ross

Having recently graduated college, I have been faced with the difficulty of pretending to know what I’m doing and be an adult. I recently moved 634 miles across the United States to Washington, DC and am interning at a PR and events company that works primarily with organizations affiliated with the military. Having received my degree in psychology, this internship is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I love it.

As a career-chasing collegiate, you’re probably doing everything you can to land the perfect job – like I am – and one of the biggest questions you might be asking is: “How can I impress my employers enough to get them to hire me?”

As a disclaimer, I have not been offered a job yet and am still working on these ways to impress my bosses.

Arrive early

Aim to get to work at least 5 minutes early so you’re not rushing around once you get into the office.

Be consistent

It’s common to have waves of productivity, but try to stay consistent so they know what to expect from you.

Be resourceful

If you don’t know something, look online before going to your boss with questions, but don’t be afraid to ask them. With that, take lots of notes so that you know what is going on and what questions to ask.

Be the yes man

Offer to help when it’s needed. Take on as much as you can, but don’t be afraid to say no when you are stretched too thin.

Proofread

Even if you think it’s right, read it again. And don’t be afraid to ask a coworker to look it over too.

And the most important of them all…

Be yourself and relax  – you will be just fine.