First days at work can be the source of a lot of worry but being prepared and remaining positive can help you have a successful start to a new job…
Plan Your Commute
Make sure you know the route to work and how you plan to get there. If you are commuting in on public transport know the timetable or details for the services. It is always a good idea to try out the route before your first day as it will give you a better idea of timings. Show up slightly earlier than your start time to minimise any unnecessary stress.
Know Your Employers
Having a clear understanding of who the company is and what they do is essential. During your first day/week at work you will need to make a good impression on your employers but also make sure that the job is right for you. Structured research will prevent you from entering into a job role which is not what you expected.
Don’t be afraid to ask about things you might be unsure of and make notes if you need to. As your employers, they have a duty to guide you through your job. Once the initial basic details are out the way it is a lot easier to settle into the role and enjoy your work. It also looks good to an employer if you are taking an active interest in the company.
Attend Your Training
Many companies offer training programmes or inductions which are key to all new employees. These sessions should provide you with all the details you need to know about the office space and the company’s policies, as well as confirming the job role. Maintaining a professional demeanour throughout will encourage your employer’s confidence in your abilities.
It is also a good chance to meet the people you will be working alongside. Try to fend off any excessive nerves and give a confident and smiley attitude!