You've finally secured the position that you are after, and now it's time to start work.
Although it may seem that the hardest part of actually getting the job is over, we at Jobrp believe it is
just as important to continue making good impressions when you start work with your new employer.
We've all heard of those 'first day on the job' horror stories, but with the right attitude these can be avoided.
Here are some Do's and Don'ts that we recommend when commencing that new position
1- Do keep in contact with your new employer before commencement, but don't overdo it. A month is a long time to wait.
2- Do as much research as you can on your new employer in order to know as much as possible what to expect when you do commence employment.
3- Do arrive early, dressed appropriately for the position. If you are unsure of what is appropriate, contact your new employer to ask what is. Being pro-active and wanting to do the right thing always makes a good impression.
4- Do show enthusiasm for your new work. Walk in with your head up, a smile on your face and make eye contact when speaking to people.Generally people like to help others. Remember that you are new to the company, and therefore it will be beneficial to accept help from someone who may know more about the dealings than you do. This is also a great way to build relationships within the workplace.While it is ok to hold on to some of the ways things were done in your old workplace, remember that every workplace has different procedures. Be open to learn new ways of doing things in your new position. Make sure to ask questions, it will also help you to come across more friendly to your co-workers.
5- Figure out who has the authority to designate you work. Some colleagues might just be trying to get you to do their fair share.
6- Do not complain about your previous job or employer. It conveys negative connotations.
7- Keep in touch with your consultant to let them know how you are getting on in your new workplace via email or telephone.
We wish you good luck on your first day.