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August 12, 2021

Landed a New Sales Job? 7 Things to Do on Your First Day

Your first day on the job is an important one. You are excited, nervous, and anxious to get started with your new sales role. You want to make a good…

sales recruiter Liz Vixner
Elizabeth Vixner

Your first day on the job is an important one. You are excited, nervous, and anxious to get started with your new sales role. You want to make a good first impression.

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In previous posts, we have discussed things to do during your first week of a new sales job. Here we’ll offer some tips for how to have a successful first day:

Things to Do on Your First Day at Your New Sales Job

Do the following on your first day on the job:

  • Make a good impression: This is an obvious one. It’s important to show up to work on time, be dressed appropriately, and be ready to work. What you will be doing on your first day, the training, and other scheduled tasks will vary based on the employer. Be ready for anything.
  • Be a sponge: The first day is the perfect time to listen and take in as much information as possible. And you can expect a lot of information coming your way. It may be a good idea to have a notebook handy to jot down important information.
  • Inquire about training and resources: Show your manager that you want to ramp up as quickly as possible by asking about training and resources available to you. Ask about the CRM, sales process, and expectations for you in your role.
  • Ask a lot of questions: There is no doubt you will have questions. There are a lot of unknowns about your role, how things work, who to report to, standard procedures, and much more. If you have a question, be sure to ask. The more information you can get on day one, the quicker you will be able to get up to speed.
  • Meet as many people as possible: Go out of your way to meet as many people as possible. Say hello and be cordial to everyone you meet. You can never have too many friends and allies in the workplace. Do your best to remember names.
  • Get a sense of the company culture: Pay attention to your surroundings. Make note of the work environment, office politics, the do’s and don’ts, and how people behave. This will give you a good idea of how you should act in various situations in the office.
  • Be appreciative: Show thanks to the people who are assisting you. A simple thank you can go a long way, especially if you have a lot of questions and take up some of your manager’s, trainer’s, or other employees’ time.

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sales recruiter Liz Vixner

Elizabeth Vixner

Elizabeth is a sales recruiter that has led and developed multiple top sales teams in Canada in the Automotive, Retail, and Sports Industries. With 6+ years of corporate sales experience, she knows what separates a good salesperson from a great salesperson. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Marketing and Accounting with Honours from the Schulich School of Business at York University.