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6 Ways To Be Confident Going Into Your First Day Of Work

6 Ways To Be Confident Going Into Your First Day Of Work

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Congratulations, you’ve got the job! It’s not always easy to get a job these days and understandably you want to make a good impression. Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking for a lot of people but try to enjoy your first day – it is meant to be an exciting time!

Related: 9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day

Here are 6 ways to be confident going into your first day at work:

1. Remember why you’re there

If you’re feeling really nervous about this new job, remember why you’re there. You’ve been selected – among many other candidates – as the best person for the job. Your employer wants you to succeed!

2. Plan ahead

It is a good idea to check what the office dress code is.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to get to the office – there is nothing worse than being late on your first day in a new job.

Also, learn as much as you can about your new employer to become an expert on your organization even before your first day.

3. Have a positive attitude

Having a positive attitude will definitely influence people’s first impression of you. Show your enthusiasm for being part of the team and the organization and leave your personal problems at home.

4.  Make introductions and remember names

Your manager is likely to introduce you to your colleagues but feel free to introduce yourself to others you come across. Even if they work in other departments, you might well have to work with them in the future. It is always good to be friendly anyway!

Make it a priority to learn the names of all of your new team members. I know this is hard, so if you forget a person’s name, simply apologize and ask again. People won’t mind especially if you’ve met 50 people in a day!

5. Ask questions

No one expects you to know everything when you first start a new job, so feel free to ask questions or ask for help when you need it. It’s better to ask for clarification at the start of the task if you’re not 100% clear on what to do or how to do it.

Also, show your appreciation to everyone who helps you learn about the business during your first days on the job. Showing your gratitude will definitely help in making a good first impression.

6. Enjoy yourself!

Your first day should be enjoyable. You won’t have a lot of work to do yet and you’ll be able to get to know people and learn what the next few months of your working life will hold for you. Don’t be so stressed that you forget to have fun!

Starting a new job can be daunting, but Managers understand it takes a bit of time to settle into the new job role and some people adapt faster than others.

Be you, listen and take time to learn. Before you know it, you’ll feel confident and part of the team and you’ll be set up for a successful career in your new organization.

If you want to find out how recruiters read resumes, why you’re not getting hired, how to sell yourself successfully in a job interview and how to negotiate your best salary yet, you can download her ‘You’re HIRED!’ free video course at  http://www.Interview-Coach.co.uk


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Margaret Buj Margaret Buj is an experienced recruiter & interview coach who specialises in helping professionals get hired, promoted and paid more. In the last 11 years she's interviewed thousands of people across Europe and the US and she's successfully helped hundreds of job seekers worldwide gets the jobs or promotions they really wanted. Having worked with people across multiple industries, in both private and public sectors, she's learned EXACTLY what it takes to get hired in a competitive job market - and she wants to help you do the same. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Margaret here.