10 Tips for a Good First Day of Work ...

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You would think that a company’s hiring process is the most nerve-racking experience you’ll go through.

However, for most of us, it is the first day of work that’s truly daunting.

Not only do you have to face your bosses, but you also have to make a good first impression on your coworkers.

The first day of work may be a little scary but it doesn’t have to be a total disaster.

In fact, your first day can actually be a great one.

Here are 10 tips for a successful first day of work.

1. Show up on or before Time

Do not be late on your first day of work.

Arrive on or before time to show that you are a reliable person.

When you do this, you also prevent yourself from feeling rushed or stressed from running late.

2. Wear Work Appropriate Clothes

Make a good first impression on your first day by showing up in work appropriate attire.2

Don’t wear skirts that are too short, pants that are too tight, or tops with a very low collar.

If you are unsure about what to wear, ask about the dress code before your first day.

Or better yet, take note of what the employees wear when you are called in for an interview.

3. Don’t Expect Too Much

Most of the time, first days of work can be boring.

People won’t hand you important tasks that will take up your time.

If you are lucky, you will get something to do, no matter how uninteresting.

4. Wear a Smile

Something as simple as a smile can really change people’s approach toward you.

When you smile, you look more attractive and more approachable.

You are more likely to get positive reactions from coworkers if you wear a smile.

5. Be Friendly but Not Too Open

On your first day, it is important that you are friendly and approachable.

However, there is such a thing as being too personal and open.

You should save that for the time when you’ve been in the company for a while and already have close friends.

In the meantime, you should just focus on building rapport and leaving a good impression on your coworkers.

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