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Woman hands typing in a laptop in a coffee shopStarting a new job can be daunting. It’s totally natural to feel stressed and nervous! But if you’re well organised, you can ensure a smooth kick start to your career.

To help calm those nerves, you can follow this guide to make sure you’re prepared for your first day:

  • Be organised leading into the day
  • Pick out your outfit the night before so you’re not stressed in the morning
  • Don’t make big plans outside of work so you can concentrate on your first day
  • Try break in your new heels in the lead up
  • Get up early and have a coffee before you get in to the office – imagine if you end up going straight into a meeting and miss your coffee fix!
  • Arrive five minutes early
  • Be confident
  • Take a notebook and pen so you can write down any tasks your given
  • Pack a drink bottle and deodorantFirst Aid Kit Red
  • Wear an easy pair of flat shoes (such as jandals) to work. Change into your heels before you start and just keep your flats in your handbag to avoid having sore feet
  • Pack band aids for blisters
  • Smile and be polite!

What do you recommend doing or having for the first day? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Laura is the Founder & Editor of The Workher. She is an award winning Public Relations professional, who loves blogging about surviving and thriving in the workplace as a young woman.

4 comments on “First Day Survival Checklist”

    • Oh that’s quite good – you would’ve all been learning together! Or you just need someone else more experienced to take you under their wing, and that can help immensely! x

    • So pleased to hear it Rebecca!! Thanks for letting me know.
      Good luck with your new job! How exciting.
      Please feel free to email me if there are any topics you want to see covered on the blog 🙂

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