Taking up a new job could be quite exciting, but also nerve wracking at the same time. Whether you are one of those confident one or a shy creature, new jobs are full of surprises and jitters. And these jitters are more than finding new friends, getting adjusted, knowing where the toilet is or even finding a place to park your car. New jobs are also about new responsibilities, new boss/s, new colleagues and new systems and procedures and not to forget the dreaded feeling of – what if I fail?
There is nothing more exiting that bagging a new job assignment. But what could be an excitement can turn into anxiety and nervous feelings as your start date approaches. Here are some tips that will help you cope in a new environment and help you settle down and adjust to your new job.
1. Start with meeting the HR
Well, for sure the offer letter and the confirmation of your confirmation must have come from the HR office of the company. The first day, you report in time to the HR department, submit your documents in person, fill in all the forms and formalities required as per the company policies and get yourself introduced to all the HR team. It is also a great opportunity to ask anything and everything that you need to know about the company policies, dress code, meal policies, leave policies and anything else that you wish to know. It is perhaps the most righteous way to start to adjust to your new job.
2. Take the opportunity to meet everyone
Be it with the HR personnel or alone, on your first day, it is a great way to get adjusted in a new job is meeting everyone in the office and introduce yourself. You might get overwhelmed with new names and faces, but it is really important. It is so as you really do not know with who all you would have to work with on regular or daily basis in the future. Also, try remembering the names as much as possible and especially of your bosses and immediate colleagues.
3. Plan your time beforehand
It very important as it will really help you adjust to your new job. Make sure that you reach in time or even before time. It is so because the first impression that you make you remain in the minds that same way. Check your route, transport facilities, alternative routes to your work place and even if possible your parking lot if you are driving in advance. These helps saving time and gives you a tag of a punctual employee.
4. Always get ready the evening before
The first day, perhaps the first few days could be very anxious, making you anxious and uneasy. The easiest way to overcome the worries is to prepare in advance. Start with your wardrobe. Select your outfit for the following day the evening before. Make sure you select formal attire or what suits the company’s dress code. Secondly, get your bag ready in advance with all necessary stuff for office purpose. This will make you comfortable and also give a good impression to others.
5. Last but not the least, start your day with a good breakfast
We all know, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy and whole some breakfast will ensure that you remain energetic, attentive and alert the whole day. Moreover, on the first day and a few days following, you will take time to adjust to your office timings for lunch and other breaks. It has also been seen that people who skip breakfasts, gets tired easily, gets restless and feels low throughout the day.
We all have a fear factor while starting something new. It is a normal human behaviour and we all go through it. Follow these simple tips and easily get adjusted to your new job.