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What You Need to Survive Your First Day at a New Job

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Congrats! You’ve just landed that new job you’ve been wanting. You’ve put in the time interviewing, and now you’ve accepted the job offer! While a new job is an exciting time, you might also be a little nervous about your first day. We have a few simple tips to ease that first-day stress and anxiety to help make you successful in your new position.

Ask Questions

Asking questions shows you’re engaged in the processes you’ll be responsible for and shows your manager you’re eager to learn and succeed. It often helps to bring a notepad and paper so you can write down the answers to your questions, this way, you’ll be able to refer back to them later. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have; there are no silly questions when you’re trying to learn. By asking a lot of questions, not only will you impress your new manager, you’ll be well on your way to succeeding in your new role!

Don’t be Afraid to Introduce Yourself

Depending on your position, your manager may take you around to meet your new co-workers. We’d recommend going beyond that initial meet and greet and take the time to really introduce yourself and start getting to know the people you’ll be working with. It’s always nice to have friends at work so take some time on your break or lunch to get to know your co-workers.

Look for Ways to Help

If you finish the work you’ve initially been assigned, don’t hesitate to look for other ways you can help out. First days often lack solid structure so instead of sitting and waiting for what’s next, ask your new co-workers what you can do to assist. This shows them you’ve got their back and shows your manager you’re a hard worker. Finding ways to help will also keep your time occupied and prevent boredom.

About EG Workforce

We’ve been in this business for decades and have developed a deep network of professional connections. Whether they’re companies looking for talent, job seekers looking for work or an up-and-coming store in need of some temporary help, we know the right people to bridge the gap between the hiring and the hired.

But what’s more, we get to know people. From employers hiring to candidates looking, we take the time to listen and learn. We hear your likes, talents, and needs. We gain an understanding and with it, we’re able to facilitate lasting relationships between businesses and people.

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