Do you remember your first day at school? You were anxious about fitting in, making new friends and doing well in your classes. Fast-forward 10-15 years, where your first day at work isn’t much different. This time, however, you’re not in the same boat with everyone else, as you’re walking into an environment where relationships have already been formed and you are the outsider trying to confirm.
You never know what to expect on the first day of a new job, but what you do know is that you need to set a great first impression. To push the nerves aside and jumpstart your first day with ease, follow these top tips!
1Get an Early Night
Don’t rock up on your first day of work with just a few hours of sleep; there’s nothing worse than yawning through your first eight hours and struggling to keep your eyes open past 2 pm – there is no amount of coffee that’s going to save you. The trick is to start setting yourself an appropriate bedtime at least a few nights before so your body gets used to some kind of routine.