Congratulations, you got the job! After the interviews, phone calls and playing the dreaded “waiting game”, it was all worth it. Now it’s time to knock it out of the park and prove to everyone that you can add value to the organization. You’ve already wowed the hiring manager but, now you have to win over everyone else. The first impression you make is important not only on your first day, but on your first week and beyond. Here are some tips to start your new job with a bang!
Take some time
As exciting as it is to start a new opportunity, it’s important to take some time off if possible. Not only will taking some time off allow you to relax and clear your mind, but it can be a real challenge to get in the right mindset for a new role right away. You want to start your new job in the right frame of mind so go ahead and treat yourself to a few extra days of vacation.
Dress the part
The way you present yourself on the first day of work is extremely important. You want to dress well but keep it in line with the environment of the office. If you are working in a very professional setting, dressing too casually will look like you aren’t taking the new position seriously. If you work in a more casual environment, you certainly don’t need to show up to work in a perfectly tailored suit. Not only will dressing the part give everyone in the office a great first impression of you, you will also feel more confident about yourself.
Be eager to do
It’s very important to be full of energy when you are starting a new job. Be willing to take on the smallest of tasks and learn what you can from each one of them. Once you’re done with all of your tasks, don’t be afraid to ask for more. Not only will that show that you can multitask, but it will let your employer know that you can handle a variety of responsibilities.
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