You passed all the steps and the time has come for your first day at work. The first day is an opportunity to make a good impression on your employer and future colleagues.
Although it is not objective, the first impression is most often what sticks and follows you later for a long time. You need to pay attention to the following:
- Before you come to your new workplace, make an effort to learn all necessary procedures (passwords, passes etc.), fill in all necessary forms and read carefully all corporate brochures that have been available to you.
- Ask ahead whom you need to present yourself to.
- At the interview, pay attention to how your new colleagues dress and use that when choosing your outfit for your first day on the new job.
- It is recommended that you dress appropriately and wear business attire at your first day at work.
Arrive on time
- The new employer has certainly pointed out when you need to come to work on your first day. Surprise them by arriving at least ten minutes earlier.
- Leave for your new work early enough in the morning so that traffic jams or other unpredictable events cannot surprise you. If you have more time coming to work you will have more energy to deal with specific tasks.
- In the business world, being on time reflects organizational skills and the trustworthiness of an employee. Being late often reflects a series of other shortcomings that most employers do not want in their teams.
Be in a good mood
- You should be self-confident and enthusiastic in your new job, combine a professional approach with an easy-going attitude.
- Make sure you remember the names of your colleagues, repeat them when meeting them.
- Feel free to ask questions – it is normal that you need help from your colleagues to find your bearings in the new surroundings.
- A good impression on the first day means also presenting yourself as a pleasant and friendly person. Greet everyone you meet with a moderate warm smile and reasonably firm handshake.
Get to know the surroundings
- Find out where to locate the rest room and the restaurant etc. If you share some equipment with your colleagues, learn about handling and putting away the equipment – what goes where.
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