Congratulations, you’ve been successful and bagged yourself a brand new job. What next? Well, after celebrating with friends and family, there are a few other steps you should take before starting in your new place of work.
Here's our tips to help you hit the ground running in your new job.
Check, and check again
First of all, you shouldn’t commit to any job until you have been given your contract or written confirmation. Secondly, always check and double check the details of your new contract. Once you have the paperwork in hand, sift through all of the content to ensure you’re satisfied with it. By reading thoroughly you avoid the possibility of encountering any nasty surprises in your new position!
It should go without saying, but don’t leave your current job until you have received a contract from your new employer – otherwise you could be left in a very sticky situation. Only hand in written notice to your boss once you’re happy with everything regarding your new job. Once it’s been decided, inform your new employer of the length of your notice period – keep them in the loop.
Do your homework
Before you start, research the company you are going to be working for. It’s wise to go into your new job with some ideas as well as knowledge of your employer. Look at the company’s social media feeds and website to develop ideas before you start work. This will not only help you settle into your role quicker, but will also impress your new boss and co-workers!
Dress to impress
Before you begin at your new employer find out what the dress code is. After all, you don’t want to turn up dressed casually in an office full of co-workers in suits. Once you’re aware of what to wear, make sure you have the appropriate clothes. No matter what the dress code is, take pride in your appearance – you won’t impress anyone if you look like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards!
Location, location, location
Make sure you know exactly how to get to your new job. Plan your route and mode of transport in advance and factor in potential delays – traffic jams and transport interruptions have a funny habit of occurring at the most inconvenient of times. You want to make a good first impression, and you won’t do that by turning up late on your first day.