It’s already been months since I started with my new job, the first weeks was a bit hard because of the adjustments not just with the environment but also with the work. It feels like First Day on your new School. But don’t worry everything will be good after few weeks.
Here are my tips on having your First Day at work:
1. Be on Time
You don’t want to be late on your first day, You might want to impress the company that hired you by being early or on time. 5-10 minutes early will do just avoid being late. Remember first impressions lasts, so you might don’t want to give your employer a bad impression on you. “Be on time, come in early, stay a little later,” said von Staudach. Remember, you can’t be a go-getter and clock-watcher at the same time so plan to be at work a little longer than your eight-hour shift.
2. Dress Professionally
You should never underestimate the importance of dressing professionally. Studies show that people make a judgment about you within seven seconds of meeting you, and the way you dress can impact this impression significantly.
3. Be Ready
It became my habit to be ready on my first day of work. I make sure that my stuff are already prepared. If they want you to submit certain requirements make sure you got them settled days before your start day so you wont rush out. I always bring Pen and Notebook with me on my first day because there are always paper to fill out on your first day and its better to take down notes than forget them the next day unless you have a photographic memory, and few of us do.
I know first day is scary and it will make you feel so anxious but you should relax. Ease up and make yourself comfortable. When times like this I just always think that they will not hire me if they don’t think I can do it, They hired me for a reason and they saw something in me. Just be positive and things will go well. Let your enthusiasm for being part of the team and the organization show through to everyone. Leave your personal problems at home and concentrate on radiating your excitement for this new opportunity.
One of the big struggles is finding friends and creating good relationship with your colleagues. This is tough if you got hired in a big company with hundred of employees. Just smile back to people who nods and smile at you, try to look friendly and approachable. You want to have friends on your work not enemies so try to be kind and approachable. If someone offers you to join them on your break, go join. They wont expect you to get along with them so fast, it will take weeks for you to get comfortable talking and sharing stories to them. Try to make friends as it will make your job less stressful and will keep you motivated to go to work.
5. Do your best
When they start giving you task, just chill, listen and understand the work. They will not expect you to get everything right on your first days of work. Read it twice, thrice or more until you fully understands it. If its unclear, just ask and clear it out. Its better to ask than commit mistakes and it might get worst. Some employers appreciates when employee ask regarding unclear instructions. It might be overwhelming now but you’ll get used to it. Just make sure you do your best. Nothing is easy at first, you need to work hard for it.