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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” Henry David Thoreau
Starting a new job is both exciting and nerve-racking. It’s an entirely normal experience that most people share. But where do these new job nerves come from? And how can you calm your nerves before starting a new position? Here, we provide a helpful checklist to get organized for your new job.
On the first day of a new job, your primary goal is to prepare as much as possible. The best way to quiet your “new job nerves” is to speak to a trusted friend or family member about it. Explaining how you are feeling helps you identify and focus on positive things. And they may be able to give you some great insight into how to handle your first day without feeling nervous.
Additionally, you can make plans to meet a friend for dinner at your favourite restaurant after your first day at your new job to share how the day went. Looking forward to dinner will give you something positive to focus on and keep you motivated throughout your first day.
First Day of Work Success Checklist
What you need to focus on to perform at your best, beginning with the day before the big day.
Identify Your Initial Objectives
Prepare For Interactions
Confirm You Are Onboarded and Ready to Go
Practice Getting to Your New Job
Make a List of Items You Should Take with You
Dress the Part
Give Yourself a Pep Talk
Prepare the Night Before
Get a Head Start on Your Day
Working Through Your First Day
Despite some nerves on the first day of a new job, you should be both excited and proud of yourself. Being chosen for this unique opportunity is an achievement: celebrate it!
At ALIGN, we are committed to our candidates’ successes and ask you to check in with us and keep us posted about every positive and even slightly negative thing (if there is any). We want to be helpful and supportive during this transition.
We are your greatest cheerleaders!