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First Day At A New Job

7 Ways You Should Act


First Day At A New Job

It’s no secret that your first day at a new job can be nerve-wracking. You’re probably thinking of everything that could possibly go wrong to make your first day your last day. Here are some helpful tips on how to tackle that important and fear-inducing first day.

First Day At A New Job?

1. Dress The Part

If you don’t already know the dress code, get in touch with your new employer. You don’t want to turn up in shorts and flip-flops when everyone is wearing a suit and vice versa.

2. Ask Questions

No doubt you asked a few questions in your interview but they don’t end there. Now you have the job, keep asking questions. Whether it’s getting the bearings of your new workplace, or asking for help when you’re stuck. It shows that you’re eager to expand your knowledge.

3. Show Up Early

Being early on your first day is so important. It’s better to be ten minutes early and having to wait to meet your new boss, than turning up ten minutes late, looking flustered and having to explain to your new boss why you weren’t on time.

4. Relax

Be well rested. Be mentally prepared and most importantly, be yourself.

5. Be Confident

Even if it starts off as painful small talk, get to know the people around you. They are your co-workers now.

6. Take Notes

Bring a notepad and pencil case with you and take notes. Whether it’s something you’re shown how to do, or any other important information you may need to jot some things down. It could be really helpful in the long run.

7. Be Prepared

This could mean getting a notebook to keep track of the new things you’re learning on the job, a diary to keep track of meetings and/or appointments, or even having a tidy desk. A tidy workspace equals a tidy mind. Bring some snacks or sweets with you. They’ll provide little bursts of energy if you get hungry and lunchtime is a few hours away. Also, you can use them as a handy opening when talking to a colleague you’re yet to interact with.


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