Unlike many of the other blogs we’ll write, this has one simple piece of advice… Ask for feedback, it's the easiest way to impress right out of the gate. It shows initiative. It shows that you take your work seriously. But most importantly, it shows that you’re eager to learn. An internship is an easy (and sometimes cost-effective) way for companies to trial run potential full time candidates, and visa versa!
The best thing you can do to start things off on the right foot and start showing that you’re the kind of person they’d want to hire full time is to show that you’re there to learn, that you care about the quality of work and that you’re the type of go-getter they love to hire.
It’s as simple as sitting down with your manager during your weekly one on one (or whenever you typically catch up) and asking for feedback. Something along the lines of, “I’ve been here a week now and am starting to get the lay of the land. But, I want to make sure I’m doing the best job I possibly can! I’d love your feedback on what I can improve upon from my first week and your continued feedback going forward.” That’s simple, clean, and shows that you take yourself and your work, seriously.
Now, what are you waiting for? Ask for feedback and start impressing!