Top Tips for Starting a New Job

Starting a new job can be a very daunting and nerve-wracking experience. It can take some time to get used to, however, it is also an exciting chapter in your life and can open many doors. If you are looking for some guidance and top tips to follow when starting your new career, keep on reading.

Research Beforehand

The time between accepting the job offer and your first day, it is best to do as much research on the company as possible. This could be checking website, social media, LinkedIn etc. It is also best to contact your hiring manager and ask for information on dress codes, preparation and if there is anything they will expect you to bring on your first day (if they haven’t already).

Do A Practice Run

It is incredibly beneficial to be organised and prepared in advance. Don’t leave your first day to be full of surprises. Take one day to do a practice run of the commute, whether you are going to drive, take public transport, cycle or walk, it is best to do a test run of this. Even better if you can do this at the time you would normally be commuting to work as this gives you an idea of traffic and the overall time it will take you to get to work.

Ask Questions

The most important thing to do when starting a new job, is to ask questions. It doesn’t benefit anyone if you are confused or stressed about something but are not seeking solutions to solve it. Don’t be shy or afraid to ask questions to double check you are completing tasks correctly. This also shows that you are eager and interested in getting the job done correctly.

Make Time for Self-Care

The first few weeks of starting a new job may bring some unwanted anxiety and stress. This is completely normal and will ease as time goes on. However, it is important to practice self-care when you feel this way to ensure your anxiety is not overwhelming you. When you come home from work or finish work and log off if you work from home, take time to do the things that make you happy and relaxed. This could as simple as taking a bath, reading a book, cooking yourself a meal etc. It is always important to put your mental health first.