The good news is that you have a new job and the bad news is that now you have to impress the new colleagues and boss that you have. After you spend time getting ready for your first day mentally, you also have to gear yourself up to walk into the new office and be around new people all over again. This can be terrifying if you are desperate to get off on the right foot.
You worked hard to get this job and you made a good enough impression on your interview to be offered it in the first place. Now you have to make your first day go off without a hitch. With this in mind, we’ve put together five ways you can make an excellent first impression with your new workmates. Let’s take a look at how you can do it!
Remember You’re Brand New! It’s important that you don’t try to overdo it for your first day. You don’t know everything, and no one expects you to know everything, either. You can impress people without doing too much. Ask for help, ask questions, get to know the way things work – people will be far more impressed when you try this way!
Go Groomed. If you are looking to impress the new people you are going to be surrounded by, you need to make sure that you are well-dressed and you’ve used Beard Gains beard balm to tame any facial hair. Grooming is essential for the workplace, but your first day is most important as this is where people will form opinions of you – unfortunately – based on how you look!
Smile. Being happy, smiley and kind will go a long way to help you with making new connections on your first day. Frowning will make people think that something is wrong, and those assumptions will ruin that.
Bring A Notepad. You need to take notes on everything from where the bathrooms are to how the systems work. Your new environment is for you to conquer, so you need to ensure that you are going to be confident in what you are doing. The best way to do this is to write it all down!
Be On Time. Lateness is going to give you a bad image from the moment you arrive at work. Clocking in on time is absolutely essential and you need to make people aware that you are serious about the job and showing up on time will help that.
Dress Well. We’ve talked about being well-groomed, but a question you need to ask before your first day is whether there is a dress code. Some workplaces prefer a casual look, but others prefer there to be a corporate suited and booted look. Know what it is so that you can turn up looking well-dressed on your very first day.
Your first day at your new job can be a success with these tips, so get on and shop for what you need!