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How do I talk to my boss for the first time?

Hi guys - happy to be here on this group - first time posting. I have been in marketing for a while - but I am starting a new job, as a digital marketing manager. Does anyone have any tips on how to go about interacting with your boss for the first few weeks? I think of it kinda like a first date, and those can make a big impression on the rest of your time working with your boss. I'd love to start off strong with good communication to set the tone. Any ideas? 

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  • There are some obvious ones here - smile, look them in the eye, be an active listener...etc. But beyond that, what has always helped me is to actively take notes on EVERYTHING as you first start out. Even the little stuff. You are definitely going to make an impression if you are able to recall even small details on projects. And as a bonus, it'll help you with the firehose of new information being thrown at you. That's my two cents. 💪 

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    • Alyssa Ideboen - I love that point about taking notes. I have been notorious for filling out an entire notebook before my first 60 days at a new job. P&Ps are vastly different between companies and the more you make an effort to adopt their strategies instead of walking around and saying, "Well, at my old job, we did....", the better. Not to say you can't contribute great ideas to make a great impression. I'm just saying, you don't exactly want to start Godzilla'ing all over the place if you're looking to make a good first impression.

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