There are morning people, and there are those who curse the sunrise. But we all have to get up and go to work. Especially in your entry level sales job, you need to make a good impression. For the grumblers, no one is expecting you to stroll into the office with a wild grin and cartoon bluebirds perched on your shoulders. Here are some tips toget your workday started right.
1. Stick to a routine: Whatever best prepares you for the day, get to it. If you’re a get-up-early-and-exercise type, do it — as long as you allow enough time for it. If ironing your clothes to
2. Be on time: Never be late for work or a meeting. Simple as that. Showing up late looks bad any way you slice it. Your supervisor will lose confidence in you. Your co-workers won’t respect you. Your clients may turn to other companies that know how a clock works. Bad traffic? Daylight Saving Time? Zombie apocalypse? Anything you can use as a lame excuse will come off as just that.
3. Be friendly: Remember the overly chipper waiter in Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy Office Space? The one that sounded like a
4. Make a
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5. Lay off Facebook: It’s natural to want to see what’s going on in your network of friends around the time the workday starts. But your supervisor won’t be thrilled if that’s priority No. 1 when you get to the