How Should You Introduce Yourself at a New Job?

A new employee should start the introduction with a handshake, tell the person his name, include some basic information about his job position and background and add some interesting facts the employee wants others to remember about him. It is important to maintain proper eye contact and smile pleasantly to give the best impression.

The purpose of a workplace introduction is to get acquainted with others in the business and to give others something to remember the new employee by. In addition to telling personal information about the new employee, he may express interest in meeting with the other employee to learn more about the company. It may also be helpful to discuss a person's career goals, skill set and overall interests. A new employee may want to begin with introductions within his department and then expand to other parts of the company.