First Day On The Job

Congrats! You got the job!

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That means that the employer must have seen something in you. Now that you have the job it doesn’t mean that the work is over. There are many ways to make sure that your first day, week, month and year of the job go smoothly. We will help you to continue to be successful through our employment resources.

What you wear speaks volumes about you. If you go into the office wearing wrinkled and casual clothing, people will probably figure that you do not take your job very seriously. If you wear a formal and business appropriate outfit you can let your performance do the talking, rather than your wardrobe. Learn how to look your best at work in our Dress For Success section.

You know that feeling of waiting for someone? How the time seems to pass in slow motion? The same goes for your boss and colleagues if you arrive late. It is very important to get into the routine at work of going in early so that even if you are running late you are still on time. In our Be On Time section you can learn helpful hints so that you can impress your employer with your impeccable timing.

If you are nervous about asking questions, don’t be. Questions are to be expected if you are a new hire. A way to show others you are truly listening is to take notes. This allows you to have something to refer back to so that you will not forget. In our Take Notes section you will learn the proper etiquette for taking notes publicly.

Feeling intimidated is to be expected when you are first starting a new job. Everything is new, but if you warm up to others the chance is they will be more likely to do the same with you. Introducing yourself can help to break the ice and allow you to feel more comfortable quickly. Find out how to properly meet your coworkers in our Introduce Yourself section.

If you don’t know something just ask. That is what most employers want their new hires to know. Asking questions shows that you are interested in the job. Learn more about what to ask in our Ask Questions section.

You are sure to ace your first day and more using our helpful guides for your first day on the job.

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Ask Questions

Ask Questions

One of the most important things that you can do at your new job is to ask questions. Make sure you are in the know about how things work at your new company. In this article we will be looking at finding out common procedures, how and if performance reviews are given, and finding out the flexibility of the job. What Are Common Procedures? When starting your new job it is important to...

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Be On Time

Be On Time

Being on time for work, especially if it’s your first day, is mission critical to your perceived performance by others, and is likely just as important as what you wear as far as first impressions go. Regardless of what type of job you are doing, being on time and managing your time wisely are key skills to have. Such competencies clearly shows how committed and professional you are, and...

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Dress For Success

Dress For Success

Great! You’ve made it! In this very unsteady economy and job market, you have successfully got your resume looked at, went through the interview process, and now you got the call back and have the job. So, what now? The most important thing to do now is be sure you don’t mess things up and have people second guessing you on your very first day at work. One surefire way to make an...

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Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself

As the new person in the office it is important that you do not remain a nameless face. The sooner you can get around and introduce yourself the better. This will not only help work to go smoothly but it will also open the door to networking and even some socializing. You can consider these benefits or perks of the job. Break The Ice First thing’s first, breaking the ice. Simply approaching...

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Take Notes

Take Notes

As you start your new job you are going to be bombarded with information. Finding a way of keeping this information organized will guarantee that you will remain well informed. Taking notes is the best way of doing this. With your handheld or even a pad and pen jot down everything, whether it seems important at the time or not. It may assist you later on. In this article we will be looking at...

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