You applied for the job, you got the interview, and among everyone who applied, they hired you. Congratulations! Now what?
Your first day of work is on the horizon and you know that first impressions are sometimes the most important. So how do you make sure you're entering your new role and putting your best foot forward?
Here are a few suggestions on how to make sure your first day of work is great.
1. Get there on time.
Don't be five minutes late, don't be three minutes late, be five minutes early. It might seem like a small thing, but don't even give your new employer the opportunity to wonder, "hey, when is so-and-so coming in?"
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2. Dress the part.
As you're settling into a new job, it's better to be overdressed than underdressed. Our advice would be to dress up for the first week, look around at what other people in the office are wearing, and plan your wardrobe moving forward from there.
3. Stay open minded.
You might think you are ready to hit the ground running, but listen. Let people train you. Keep your mind open and don't tune things out. Stay open minded, you don't know yet what awesome things you'll learn.
4. Take notes.
Keep a notebook with you in those early days and take old school, handwritten notes. It will be a great cheat sheet especially as you're getting to know your daily tasks.
5. Don't leave before your boss.
It might seem small, but this is one that people really notice. Don't leave before your boss leaves, or if you do make sure that you check in with your boss before you check out for the day.