7 tips to make your first day at work tick
By Patricia Uyeh
Sometimes, we get those shivers when starting a new job. Nevertheless, it is good to stay prepared and ensure that you make a good first impression on your new boss and co-workers. Do you want to make sure you start things off on the right foot? Below are great pieces of advice for not only surviving your first day at a new job, but thriving:
1. First things first, coming into your job with an open mind can make all the difference when talking to your new colleagues and boss.
2. Getting organized are just as important during your first day as your more formal on-boarding processes.
3. This might sound counter intuitive, but, the old “fake it till you make it” mantra isn’t the best one to follow when you’re new.
4. Don’t just get physically ready for a new job; make sure you’re mentally prepared too.
5. One of the most important things to do at a new job, is to set boundaries early.
6. Keep your expectations low and be ready to adapt starting from day one.
7. To make yourself even more successful at your new job, develop a 30/60/90 day plan.
So what does it mean? A 30-60-90 Day Plan is a written outline of your strategy, and the plans you have for the first three months on the job. It’s one of the most powerful tools you can bring to the final stages of the employment interview process. It can be a PowerPoint presentation or paper-based. You start with the first 30 days then, the 60 days till you complete the whole 90 days.
Lastly, ensure you dress appropriately, stay confident and learn all that needs to be learnt.