You have shown your best side on the job interview and the employer decided to choose you instead of many other candidates? Congratulations! However, you should know that as the first day at work approaches you will start to feel a little bit uncomfortable and even start panicking. This is a completely natural reaction because we all fear how we will be accepted in a new environment and will we know how to behave at our new workplace. Luckily there are some tips that will make you feel more comfortable and self-confident.
- Probably the most important thing to do is to make sure that you are not late. If you are late in the first few days then you might lose your job before you even start working properly. This is why you need to find the correct address of your workplace. In case the job interview was performed in some other facility make sure you ask the employee where you will work. In case you missed the instructions how to get there, use the internet. Thanks to some apps you can get the exact location of any business. It is important to make estimation about the time you need to get there. If you are going by car make sure you choose the right route (the shortest and less crowded streets). You can also choose to get on the bus. In this case check the number of the bus that goes in that direction and you will probably be able to calculate the right time of arrival.
- It is a good idea to leave good first impression. A smile on your face and enthusiastic approach will make your coworkers respect you. But what is also very important is to choose the right clothes. When it comes to clothes and dressing, do not overdo it, and just make sure that you look serious. Larger companies have dress codes which is probably available on their website. The company’s manager will probably warn you about their dress code during the interview. Companies which are engaged in mass production usually have uniforms for their employees and some protective clothes. In this case you will be certainly notified prior to the first day at work. You should be aware that there is clothing which is inappropriate for any workplace and try to avoid it. For example, very short skirts, very high heels, excessive makeup, extreme nails, strong perfumes, sweatshirts, sandals and slippers are usually inappropriate for any workplace.
- You should always bring some snacks (maybe some energy bars), coffee and water with you because you don’t know their routine and whether you will have time to out on lunch or not. While you are having a break for snacks or coffee, make sure you get in touch with your coworkers. Keep in mind that you should avoid negative comments and gossip about your previous job and coworkers. Also avoid talking bad about your new boss, this certainly won’t help you gain instant popularity.