The first day in a new job is always the scariest. Meeting new work colleagues and trying to remember many names immediately is inevitable, as is the announcement of tasks, obligations and the employer’s expectations. This sounds daunting indeed, no matter where or what you work. That’s why you should take our tips to heart and ease yourself through all the hustle and bustle by preparing properly for your first day at work the night before.
Don’t just choose the clothes – try them on too
Anyone who knows this #lifehack, choosing and preparing your complete outfit the night before, saves a lot of stress in the morning. You should definitely do this before your first day at work. But go one step further and try on the outfit right away – especially if it’s your first time wearing the combination. You might notice a small hole or other inconsistencies and you can also immediately try out which jewellery and shoes go best with it.
Insomnia and a constant flow of thoughts are the last things you need the night before your first day at work. You need to realise that you deserve this job and you need to prepare accordingly – take some time for yourself. Do things that make you feel good, meet up with friends the night before, read your favourite book or pamper yourself with a fragrant and relaxing bath.
Pack a bag with basic things
A perfectly packed bag will also show your new employer that you are prepared for any situation. Make sure you pack a notepad in your bag in which you have previously written down important information about the new company and job. A light meal in case you get hungry is not to be missed and personal items can make your workplace look much cosier.
Plan the route to work
The first task as a new employee is to come to work early and be prepared. Plan your journey from home to work much earlier to determine how much time you will need. Always allow an extra 15 minutes for traffic, public transport delays or other unexpected situations.
Google your new company
You have probably already done this before the interview. However, it is important to do it again in detail. Maybe something has changed in the meantime or you discover something new that you didn’t find the first time.
Read and review your contract
The likelihood that you will have received a pile of documents after accepting the new job is quite high. Read your contract again carefully. Is there a specific dress code? Do you have to bring a certain document? Is it necessary to bring your own laptop on the first day of work?
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