8 Tips To Fight First Day Nerves
We’ve all been there, the dreaded first day of work where first impressions are everything. You can’t decide what to wear or how to act and you’re so not excited about meeting everyone for the first time.
It’s easy to let nerves get the better of you when you’re thinking about your first day, but we’ve got a list of tips to help you fight those first day nerves and start in style!
1. Test Drive Your Route
One of the biggest fears for everyone’s first day at work is being late or even getting lost on the way. Avoid any awful excuses and plan your route properly. If you’re going by public transport, find out the best times to and from your work place. If you’re driving in, find out how long it will take you, especially when rush hour is in full swing. To really feel confident about your time-keeping, test drive your route before you start then you know for certain that there will be no chance of you traipsing in late.
Every office has their own dress code and it’s important that you stick to it. You don’t want to be over dressed for the first day but you also don’t want to look like you might nip to the gym! Think back to what other people were wearing on your interview and go from there.
2. Get some rest
You’ve got a lot to take in on your first day so make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before. The day will be filled with meeting new people and learning about the company so you’ll need to be sharp and alert. Get some rest; you’ve got a long day ahead of you.
3. Dress accordingly
Like they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you’ll need it for your first day so that your mind and body are ready to take on anything! You should also make sure you bring an emergency snack with you and most importantly lunch! It’s easy to get caught up with first day nerves but you don’t need to miss a meal.
4. Remember to eat
If you find yourself stuck on something there’s no harm in asking questions. Employers would much rather you did than you sitting there all day trying to work something out. Asking questions can also make you sound enthusiastic and keen to learn.
5. Be confident
Be confident with the tasks at hand and when you’re introduced to new people. This will leave a good first impression and that’s what it’s all about!
6. Ask questions
Were social beings so make sure you make the most of this at work. If someone asks you do something after work or there’s a work night out, go, have fun and let your hairdown. Building relationships with your colleagues is important.
7. Socialize with your co-workers
Take the opportunity to go out for a drink, spend time at lunch with them- reach out to build some key relationships.
8. Say thanks
If someone’s helped you on your first day say thank you to show your appreciation. You could send a quick email to say thanks to leave a lasting impression.