Interview over now you have come to the stage of Monday morning. There’s nothing more daunting & nervous than planning your first day in your new local job. There’s an array of chores you maybe aware that need to be implemented before entering your new local employers premises. Most are just common sense others you wouldn’t anticipate. It all boils down to working and practical experience. First & foremost just “chill out” – take a breather – allow yourself some form of credit for managing to achieve your goal of obtaining, a suitable temporary job, permanent job or apprenticeship with a local west midlands employer. It’s a competitive environment and only the best will succeed therefore your self-esteem should be at 100% when planning your first day in your new local job.
Follow some of the must do tips and ensure you make the perfect impression
May sound hilarious but it’s true – don’t try and over celebrate the fact your about to start a new job. Try and obtain a good night’s sleep, dependant on your body clock you will need to get back into a sleeping pattern for this job.
First paragraph outlined this tip- it’s important to “chill-out” the more nervous you are, the more mistakes your prone to make on the first day. Sit down read a book, watch early am TV or listen to music for a while.
As indicated on a previous blog dress code means a lot – as first impressions count therefore plan ahead. Try preparing your outfit a couple days or the weekend before with the advice of friends and family as mentioned previously.
Being late is possibly the worst thing you could do, so use your any smartphone or app along with google maps and you will not go wrong. Car: Check the car over the night before Public Transport: Have the radio or TV on in case of delays
Prepare lunch “really early” as each workplace has different set lunch hours & flexi-time(introduced recently) therefore don’t take for guaranteed you will be popping out for lunch. This beak rota is ideal to meet your new colleagues
Try and recall the interview, questions, answers, CV information. Hit the ground running by impressing your managers (if applicable) with what you know. Read over the company’s website products, services and mission statements.
As well as pre-planning your dress code – don’t forget to browse the internet and obtain additional information on the local employer. Establish who your fellow working directors, mangers, & colleagues maybe, so you can hit the ground running.
Portray that winning side of you, positive and raring to go. Nice firm handshake or gesture to your superior in charge. If you’re the senior introduce yourself, relay your original ideas to the MD and arrange a short meeting with staff.
As indicated a spilt moment ago – no negativity – just pure positive mental attitude. Irrelevant of your job status you can familiarise yourself by communicating, contribution and meticulous. Simple features will win you the trust of your fellow colleagues.
In the interview – if you promised you can deliver “X,Y & Z“ : think long and hard .Start as you mean to carry on and do not bite more than you can chew. Make sure you do not make false promises you cannot keep just to save your job (very unprofessional)
May sound “old fashioned” but it’s a tip that works 101% the more you respect your superiors/elders, etc…the more you will achieve within this new local employer. Identify the key players and try to emulate them to obtain your recognition.
Do not participate in gossip no matter how widespread it maybe. It’s your first day in the new job for this prestigious local west midlands employer, don’t mess it up by stating incorrect information. Just carry on with your relevant duties.
I believe the above is sufficient to ensure planning your first day in your new local job, it should be a success in your eyes. Hopefully we have ticked all the boxes but if you have any further questions email me or browse our website for the latest jobs west midlands from local employers. You can easily send over you CV/Resume anytime via our website Nimble Recruitment.