8 phrases to make a great impression on your English workmates

phrases to make a great impression at work

When you start a new job, it’s vital to make a great impression on your new colleagues. After all, that are the people you will be spending most of your time with while you are at work. So, how do you make a good impression on your colleagues in your new English-speaking workplace? Being friendly is a good start and these English expressions will help you go further in making a great impression on your new English-speaking colleagues.

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1. Would you like a hand with that?

Helping people put is always a good way to impress. Offer to help by saying “Would you like a hand with that” if it looks like a colleague is struggling with too much work.

2. Could I have your advice on this?

People are always flattered when they are treated as experts. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice and make sure you let people know that you value their opinions?

3. I’ll get right on it

If you can start working on a task immediately, let your colleagues know by saying “I’ll get right on it.” Make sure to only use this phrase if you do actually intend to do the task right away – nobody likes to be kept waiting.

4. It’s great to meet you / It’s a pleasure to meet you

If you meet a new colleague working at a similar level in the company to you, say “It’s great to meet you!” the first time you meet him or her. If you meet someone more senior than you, use the more formal “It’s a pleasure to meet you!”

5. I’m looking forward to working together

This is a particularly useful expression for emails and letters. When you start a project with a new colleague or clients, adding “I’m looking forward to working with you on this project” near the end of your email shows respect and that you are keen to get on well together.

phrases to make a great impression at work

6. That sounds like a plan

A nice informal expression to use when one of your colleagues has a good idea about how to do something. If you want to sound even more enthusiastic, you could say “That sounds like a great plan!”

7. Let’s put our heads/minds together

If you think it would be a good idea to work closely with a colleague to solve a problem, you can say “Let’s put our heads/minds together to solve this.” Sometimes, people also say “Two heads are better than one.” This means that it’s better to work together than alone.

8. Let’s get this done

When you are ready to start working on something, you can use a casual expression like “Let’s do this!” or “Let’s get this done!” to encourage your team and colleagues to get started.

Try using these phrases with your English-speaking colleagues and make a note of the expressions they use and you will make a great impression in your next English-speaking workplace.

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