Preparation is key
When you start a new job, you should always be prepared.
You can do this by making sure you understand your job responsibilities, research the organisation again, and remind yourself about the company culture.
If you have been asked, remember to bring all your important documents such as your passport, P45 and national insurance details.
Most importantly, get a good night’s sleep.
Make a good first impression by making sure you turn up to work looking presentable.
Before you start, find out the dress code to get an idea of what you should wear.
Arrive on time
Leave earlier than you normally would to make sure you get to work on time.
If you arrive a lot earlier than expected take some time to relax.
Make an effort to introduce yourself to people and focus on remembering names and job titles. Write the names of your colleagues down for future reference in a notepad.
You can also write an introductory email, introducing yourself so everyone knows who you are.
You will be taking in a lot of information on your first day so make sure you take notes that you can always refer back to.
Be a self-starter and create a great first impression by showing drive, passion, and the will to succeed.
Make eye contact
Making eye contact is crucial, as you want to show the person that is talking you are actively listening to them and paying attention. So make sure you make eye contact to avoid seeming impolite.
Understand the company culture
Many hiring managers employ candidates that they think will be a good cultural fit.
It’s important you take the time to get to know your colleagues and understand what the company culture is all about.
Good luck, we hope you have a great first day from all of us at S-SA Digital!