Making a GREAT impression at your new job

Making a GREAT impression at your new job

First impression is very influential. You know that. Just as important it was when you gave the job interview, it is now, when you have got it. First impressions about people often turn into long-term perceptions and opinions. This is beneficial for people who are able to make positive first impressions. On the other hand, negative first impressions can be detrimental for some people.

The first few days of your job are when your boss and colleagues form an everlasting impression about you. During these first days when you are meeting your co-workers, first impressions along with your potential can determine your success with the organization.

You can improve your chances of making a GREAT first impression at your job. The following tips can make you a winner.

Positive attitude – It speaks. Let your enthusiasm show through to and speak to everyone. Nothing more than your attitude will influence other’s views about you.

Dressing – Professional dressing is of crucial importance. Do not underestimate it. People will judge you on the basis of your appearance first before you talk to them.

Help – You are new to this job. No one expects you to know all about it. Ask for help instead of doing your task the wrong way. Discuss with your co-workers and let the communication take place.

Initiative – In the beginning you will be given small doses of work in order for you to settle in. Once you are through with them take an initiative and ask for work load. That is if you can handle it. Let others know that you are ready to hit it.

Learn – You should be well aware of your organization. You should already have done your homework. Still it is not too late. Read about your organization and become an expert on it.

Attendance – You already know the importance of a good attendance. Establish a good attendance record. There will be emergencies. You may get sick too. Just try your best to make it to the office during the first few months.

Office politics – Just avoid it. Your workplace may be loaded with gossips and rumors. Stay away from gossips and any office crappy talks, especially in the first few months.

Priority – Your priority is your job at your workplace. So keep your personal business – making dinner reservations, buying stuff online etc – to a minimum.

After-hours activities – Many business arrange after-hour activities like sports. Get involved. This will strengthen your bond with your co-workers. Be on your best behavior.

Listen more – Rather than being a chatterbox be a good listener. I know it can be difficult for some. You do not want to be known as the “office know-it-all”.

Track accomplishments – Track your accomplishments. It can be for various reasons. Do it for personal satisfaction, to increase your chances for a pay-raise or even a promotion and for future job hunting.

Appreciation – there is nothing like kindness and genuine appreciation. Show appreciation to everyone who helps you. Make them feel valued and this act will do wonders in making your first impression.

Mentor – Establish a mentoring relationship with a senior in your organization. This will indeed prove prolific for you.

Organization – Stay organized. Keeping a track of meetings, appointments, assignments, and projects.

Goals – Look ahead. Set goals and strive to achieve them.

Networking – Get to know people in and out of your organization. Nevertheless, it will aid you in the future.

So now you have got what it takes to make a good first impression. Just be careful and you will win people at work in no time.

Best Software Houses

Technology has brought a revolution in our daily lives creating ease for everyone – from individuals to big organizations. Development in IT over the past decades now proves to be prolific; we all benefit from it.

Businesses have embraced technology and are benefitting from it. There has been an upward trend in the demand for customized software apps that will meet the requirements of different businesses. This in turn has led to opening of countless software houses around the globe.

There are thousands of software houses across Pakistan catering the needs of several businesses. They all play a vital role in revolutionizing the local IT industry. Although there is an abundance of software houses across the country following are the more popular ones.

When talking about Lahore, Systems Limited, CureMD, NETSOL Technologies and Mindstorm Studios are names one will consider.

Systems Limited

It has been 38 years since this software house opened. The company has evolved over this period providing computing strategies and solutions to private and government organizations. Over the past three decades Systems Limited has completed more than 500 projects in the US, Pakistan, Middle East and Africa. Systems Limited also has offshore facilities in the US, UAE and UK with total number of employees over 2500.


This software house got established in 1997 with its headquarter in New York. CureMD provides innovative health systems and services that have changed administrative and clinical operations of healthcare organizations. CureMD has won numerous awards over the past years for CureMD by complying with industry standards and best practices, thus maximizing returns.

NETSOL Technologies   

NETSOL Technologies was founded in 1995. The powerhouse provides high quality products and services to the asset finance and leasing industry. NETSOL Technologies has worked with more than 200 finance and leasing companies in over 30 countries.

Mindstorm Studios

Mindstorm Studios was founded in 2006 by some individuals. Since then, the Studio has launched a number of outstanding games. The official ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 title Cricket Power, the famous Whacksy Taxi on the App Store as well as the outstanding social games Mafia Farm and Kingdom of Heroes have been developed by Mindstorm Studios. Mindstorm Studios also won at Asia Pacific ICT Awards in 2009.

In Islamabad,, Teradata, PLUMgrid and Bentley Systems are popular. was founded in 2010. works with some of the best in the industry to create awesome art, design captivating content, test code and manage live-ops with millions of daily active users. Some of the partners of are Zynga, Disney Interactive, Chillingo and Namco Bandai. is also an Indie game developer with its games being downloaded more than 5 million times across various platforms.


Teradata has been up and working for more than 35 years. It has over 1400 customers in 77 countries. Teradata has worked with numerous commercial and savings banks, telecommunications companies, airlines, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing companies around the globe. Teradata has won several awards in the past years.


PLUMgrid was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. PLUMgrid provides with sercure cloud infrastructure. PLUMgrid provides multi-tenancy, security, scale and performance for their cloud’s virtual network infrastructure.

Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems was established in 1984. Bentley Systems provide architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure. Bentley now has over 3000 partners in 50 countries.

Lastly Karachi. Here Avanza Solutions, Folio3, Creative Chaos and 10Pearls are famous.

Avanza Solutions

It has been 15 years since Avanza Solutions entered the industry. It is headquartered in Dubai. Avanza Solutions has more than 300 clients in over 45 countries. Avanza Solutions has more than 500 product deployments processing over eight million transactions everyday on 7500 terminals, under a team of 250 experts across the globe.


Founded in 2005, Folio3 is a software development company working for Fortune 500’s, enterprises and startups. Folio3 has more than 100 clients – from banks, booksellers, software giants to game start-ups. More than thousand web and mobile solutions have been developed by Folio3.

Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos was established in the year 2000. Creative Chaos has numerous clients in 20 countries. Creative Chaos has completed more than 1200 projects across different industry verticals. 60% of the business is from Fortune 500’s customers.


10Pearls is an application development company helping businesses build and maintain products and technology solutions. 10Pearls has previously delivered solutions spanning mobile, enterprise, web, social media and games successfully. There is diversity in 10Pearls’ clientele – from large enterprises to medium and small scale businesses as well as start-ups.

Above mentioned are a few really popular names which will surely attract businesses to get in contact with and benefit from these software houses’ top notch services.