Feeling stressed and nervous on the first day of your new job may sound like normal. Eventually with time and experience you can master the art of adjusting to a new workplace culture every time you switch one. You will feel confident just by taking care of below listed points. As job comes with new responsibilities, new challenges, new goals, new boss, new colleagues, new location, new culture; it becomes necessary to make your presence felt in a crowd.
- Checklist for Day1: Imagine a successful day in your mind at new job. It will not only makes you feel good but will also provide a sense of confidence. Make sure to arrive on time, as it says “first impression is the last impression” and I am sure that you don’t want yourself to be counted in late comers list. Arrive a little early to know your work place and try to set it up. It is important to learn the building premises or other spaces where you will be working.
- Be a Go Getter: Develop the Go Getter kind of attitude. Take initiative and be a self starter. Start by learning your new job, then jump in and start doing the work allotted. Always remember that everybody who has been successful in life has a mentor, so you must find a mentor who can not only guide you but also inspires to give your best every time. Be a person who carries a positive attitude and work with a good team spirit. Learn the company’s communication pattern and in case of any doubt in project assigned to you, never hesitate to communicate to your boss. It is always advisable to avoid doing too much.
- General, but Important: Establish a good attendance record at your workplace. Invest time to know your colleagues but avoid indulging in office politics and gossips. Take care of the administrative stuff and keep your desk in a perfect condition. Take a close look at company’s dress code or observe it (in case not clearly mentioned in company’s policies). Avoid being an odd one out in the crowd. Always try to keep your personal business at bay on company time or at least to the minimum. And last but not the least, listen more than talk, let your work speaks for you.