The Office Newbie’s Survival Guide: Surviving Day #1

Congratulations! It’s a tough environment in the employment world these days, but you’ve managed to get yourself on the job ladder. Elation, joy, and excitement are some of the common emotions you’ll probably experience upon acceptance of your new job, but as your first day slowly gets closer and closer, you’ll start feeling the nerves. Related: 9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day Preparation is key for your first day and it can set you up for a long and fruitful relationship with your employer. You will only have one chance to make a positive first impression and your first day is the day to do it. Not only will you be wanting to impress your new boss, but also your co-workers, the ones who you will be working much closer with. Don’t be afraid though, mistakes and a lack of understanding on your ‘honeymoon’ period of your new job is expected by your boss and co-workers. But playing your “Sorry, I’m new here” card can only get you so far for so long. Your co-workers will start to question your ability for the job, which is never a good thing. Your first task for your new job is to survive your first day. Many jump in the deep end and end jump finding they’ve been a bit overzealous. Taking the day slowly and thinking twice before you act is the best place to start. You’ll be required to take in a lot of information on the first day, and not just about the job requirements itself. From co-workers names, how people take their coffee and to remembering the safety procedures, you will be required to take all this in on the first day. Obviously, some of the information will be more important than others, but it will be best to take notes on everything you’re told during the day, which will help you reflect on it later. To be sure you are fully prepared for your first day, have a run through the infographic below by ChairOffice.co.uk which gives you a breakdown of the day and what to expect.


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