Get there early. On your first day, it’s important to make a good impression and to show up on time. Make sure you’re there early enough to get fully prepared and changed, if necessary, to start your shift. Be there ready to go 10-15 minutes before your shift starts.
Listen and apply what you hear. You won’t be expected to excel right away at most jobs, and most employers know that there will be a learning curve with new hires. So, don’t worry so much about making mistakes and messing up your first day, but focus on learning as much as possible and listening closely to make sure you don’t miss things
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Lots of new employees will be too sheepish to ask questions, and will blunder into doing things incorrectly. Know enough to know when you need help. There’s no shame in asking for help, especially on your first day. It’ll be better to have it explained once and be sure you’ll do it right than to try to guess and get exposed later
The best way to stand out on your first day as a good worker is to try to analyze the situation and figure out what needs to happen next.
At some jobs, your first day can involve a lot of standing around and watching.
Just be yourself. It’s not what you know, how talented you are, or even what you do on the first day that will make it a success. It’s your attitude and behavior. Your employer hired you because there was something about your combination of skills and personality that will benefit your workplace. Have faith in your ability to succeed as yourself, and don’t think you need to be someone you’re not. •You don’t have to act like your coworkers act, for good or for worse. It takes time for people to adjust to a new person in the workplace, so give your co-workers time to adjust to your personality rather than changing your behavior to match theirs.
HR & Training Dept