How to survive your first day at a new job?
The first day at a new job is one of the most difficult and at the same time very important moment in a professional career. Fortunately, there are many ways to overcome stress and survive. Try 5 tips that LSBC has prepared for you, so you feel ready to start your new career journey.
1. Be prepared from head to toe
We tend to be stressed about unknown upcoming events. It makes some sense and you should give yourself a right to be afraid but at the same time, you can prepare yourself in the particular things that you actually have an impact on. Prepare the clothes that you will wear the day before. Check how long it will take you to get to work and plan your trip. Pack your notebook and pen – on the first day you will surely need to write down a lot of information. Also, think about what you will … eat. Take an “emergency” meal in case you have no way of going out for lunch or dinner. Take a good night’s sleep before starting work like it was one of your first tasks.
2. Let to know yourself
Probably on the first day at work, many people will want to know who you are, what you have done and what you will do in your position. Prepare a short description of your career and interests, the so-called elevator pitch. You should be able to tell in a few sentences what education you have, what you have previously dealt with. Remember, however, not to brag – nobody likes it. Talk about yourself when someone really wants to get to know you better. Try to remember as many of people’s names as possible. Also, try to avoid gossips at these first days – a right recognition of a situation might come with a time. Please, remember that every member of your new team was also new at some point.
3. Be an observer
Once you get to work and introduce yourself, there comes a time for a training. People do not expect you to know everything that is needed – use this situation and do not hesitate to ask questions. Take the role of an observer, note your suggestions – it will come time to share them too. Even if you feel like it is too much to remember, we guarantee you – till the end of a week you will start to feel more and more confident at your new work.
4. Stay positive
The most important thing is not to be afraid of failure. We are afraid that we will not cope or we are not competent enough. However, note that very often we are going through a multistage recruitment process and someone who chooses us for a given position has already acknowledged that we are suited. It is worth trusting him.
5. The end is also important
The first day is slowly coming to the end, you have done everything right – do not ruin it by going out before the time or as the first of the team. Of course, this does not mean that you have to stay after hours from the beginning. Summarize the manager all day, tell him what you did, ask if he needs anything else. You will show that you are well organized and responsible.
LSBC wish you a very good first day at your work!