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New in the job: 10 Tips for the first day


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For the first impression there is no second chance. This principle runs through our whole lives. Whether private or in the job - we decide within a few seconds what we think of our counterpart. The following ten tips help to leave a positive impression on the first day in the new job. After all, this is the cornerstone of good and, above all, long-term cooperation. New in the job: 10 Tips for the first day


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1. preparation

If you want to prepare yourself well for the first day in the new job, you should look at the company's website, listen closely to the interview and also take the opportunity to ask questions. Information about the company culture often also offers social platforms such as Facebook & Co.

Beyond the facts, this gives you a holistic impression, which in the new one Company expected. A little closer you should look at the staff page of the company's homepage. Here you can inform yourself about the future colleagues before the first day - this also helps to memorize the many new names faster.

2. dress

Depending on the industry in which you start the new job, the dress code also varies. In most cases you can get an impression of the dress code that is common in the respective company at the interview or the homepage of the company.

Even if there are no concrete guidelines, one should be careful not to appear in the leisure outfit. A business casual outfit is best suited for the first working day. That is, a simple jeans or cloth pants combined with polo shirt or shirt in subtle colors. Ladies have a wider choice. For example, you can wear a blouse or a plain dress.

The outfit is always rounded off with a simple blazer or a black cardigan. Taboo, on the other hand, are short trousers, short skirts and open shoes. Regardless of which outfit you choose, it is important to make a good impression. The shoes should be cleaned, the fingernails clean and the black jacket lint-free.

3. punctuality

It goes without saying that you should not be late in the new job the first day. This does not only leave a bad impression, but also causes unnecessary stress and a bad conscience.

For this reason, you should set the alarm clock early enough on your first working day so that you can enter in quiet showers, breakfast and the way to work. In doing so, a half-hour for delays of the train and traffic jam. In particular, if you are not a local, you should also research how long you need to get to work.

4. idea

The first day in the new job means that you have to introduce yourself to the new colleagues. How the new employees in the company are welcomed and presented varies greatly and is often also dependent on the size of the company. A guided tour through the department, for example, is usual, where you have the opportunity to shake hands with the new colleague, to name his name and the future field of activity. You should always pay attention to a firm handshake and, of course, be friendly and, if necessary, ask questions.

It may also happen that a joint meeting is called to say something about himself and his career. You can prepare yourself well for this short presentation by arranging in advance a few facts that you would like to attach. One can, for example, take a look at the study and professional career, tell a short anecdote or report on how to get to the present company. Finally, one can express the joy of the future collaboration with the new colleagues - that creates sympathy points.

5. lunch break

Most of the time, little time remains for the first learning process. In order to intensify your commitment to the future colleagues, you should use the lunch break. The likelihood is high that you as a new employee will be asked if you would like to accompany colleagues to lunch.

But even if the offer fails, one should calmly dare to ask oneself whether one can join. The break on the first day alone, can be distant to the new colleagues.

6. souvenirs

A nice gesture is to bring a small attention to the colleagues on his first day in the new job. A home-baked cake or other small sweets is suitable for the occasion. However, alcohol should be foreseen.

7. ask

If you are new to the company, there are necessarily questions. Especially on the first day, the information flow is often very large, so you have to ask for the time in some cases.

In principle, one should not be afraid of it, especially when it comes to organizational matters. In order to avoid unnecessarily disturbing the colleagues too often, it helps to keep the pen and pencil for notes in the first days.

8. googling

For questions, on which the Internet also knows a solution, one should also consult this first. These can be questions about a specific program, but also about other job and company specific situations.

In the course of the training period one should increasingly go on to look for a solution even before one always asks the colleagues for a reply. According to the motto: First google, then ask. In addition, this also helps to quickly learn and internalize processes.

9. laws

Attentive listening is the most important virtue on the first day in the new job. This helps not only to avoid superfluous inquiries, but also to uncover the unwritten laws in the company. So you should listen carefully and observe what happens in the job environment.

For example, how the smokers are regulated and whether one can check the private e-mails during working hours. Anyone who goes through the first working day with open eyes and ears can learn a lot about corporate culture here.

10. end of working day

Done. The first day in the new job went well and the end of the evening comes. Now just make no mistake and be the first to get out of the office. It is more appropriate to offer his help again. In most cases, the new colleagues have mercy and dismissed newcomers in the well-earned celebration evening.

Otherwise it is important to orient yourself to your colleagues. When the first leave the office, one can politely ask whether one can go. It is a good thing to thank and thank you for the support of the colleagues, that you are already very excited about the next day.

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  1. Anna

    Very interesting article. Thanks for the great information. Hope my first working day will end.

    Greeting Anna

    • Simone Janson

      Hi Anna,
      we are pleased that you like the article and wish you every success.

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    Super tips for all those starting a new job. Now nothing can go wrong. It is also important not to get involved with any internal colleagues or colleagues and to be neutral at all. I wish everyone a great start and many friendly colleagues.

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