Tips for your First Day in a New Job

Tips for your First Day in a New Job

The first day in your new job, has probably followed a sleepless night, but it is very important that you make the right first impression.

Your excited and also a bundle of nerves, so how can we help you to get through your first day without a hitch…

  1. Dress the Part.  Do your homework on the company dress code.  Did you notice whether it was casual or suited and booted on your interview? You may have your own unique style that shows off your personality, but on the first day, try and dress a little more in keeping with your new surroundings.
  2. Plan your way to work.  Arriving late on your first day will not only be embarrassing but it will reflect badly on you for the future. Use online tools to work out how long it will take you to get to work, consider the extra traffic time you may need to ensure you are on time.
  3. Be Confident.  Make sure you introduce yourself to the people you are going to be working with and try and remember their names.  Use open body language and smile.
  4. Turn your mobile off.  Work out the etiquette on personal phones before you put it on your desk.
  5. Ask Questions.  When is your coffee break, what time do you take your lunch, where are the meeting rooms… be open and honest in your questions.
  6. Mistakes happen, it’s your first day!  If you make a mistake, make an awkward moment into a funny one with your new colleagues, they have all been where you are!

The future depends on what you do today. MAHATMA GANDHI

Tips for your First Day in a New Job