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First Day Nerves......

by Guy
Date: Jun 2009
However experienced we are from time to time we all get nervous, particularly when starting a new job. Here are a few tips to beat your ‘newbie’ nerves and to help create the right impression on day one.


1. Plan your journey. Yes you have been there before for interview, but was it during rush hour? Set out early to ensure you arrive feeling calm, collected and ready to face the challenge of a new working environment.

2. Smile! It helps you break down barriers with your new colleagues who may also feel uneasy meeting you for the first time. You will also portray yourself as friendly and approachable.

3. Make an effort to remember people’s names: repeat people’s names when they introduce themselves – this will help you both remember them and form a bond with the new people you are to work with.

4. Show enthusiasm! You know how pleased you were to be offered your ideal sales or marketing job, now it’s up to you to ensure everyone sees you as a great new member of the team and looks forward to working with you.

5. Be nice to everyone: you won’t know who everyone is on your first day so take time to be friendly to all new faces. The “receptionist” may turn out to be your new boss. Equally possible is that the receptionist is best friends with your new boss, and will be asked for feedback on your attitude

 
We hope these help but remember there is no substitute for over target performance in the long term! You may also be interested in reading our  interview Top Tips. Source of article www.onrec.com
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