5 Things to Do On Your First Day at a New Job

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By Megan Lacombe

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5_Things_to_Do_On_Your_First_Day_at_a_New_JobDid you land a new job with Liberty Staffing? Congratulations! Our goal is to find you meaningful work that fits your schedule/requirements. We are happy to hear that we have found the ideal position for you.

We would like you to start your new job on the right foot. After all, we want you to succeed at your new position. It's normal to feel nervous or anxious on your first day at a new job. Everyone goes through this. However, it's important that you do certain things on your first day. For example, introduce yourself to the team, start your training, establish goals for yourself, etc. All of these factors will lead you to have a successful good first day, guaranteed. 

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Here are five things you should do on your first day on the job. Read on.

1. Introduce Yourself to the Team

So the first thing that you're probably going to want to do is introduce yourself to your coworkers and supervisors. Your hiring manager may initiate introductions, but may not have time to introduce you to everyone in the company (especially within a large corporation). This is where you should take the initiative and go out of your way to meet your new team members. If the company is large, you may have to spread the introductions out throughout your first week

The point is to take that extra step and introduce yourself to others. By doing this you will show that you are approachable, professional, and that you take action. You're going to be working with these individuals, so it's best to start off on the right foot by introducing yourself right off the bat. 

2. Read the Training Material and Ask Questions

Once you've met some of the people that you'll be working with, you're hiring manager/supervisor is probably going to show you to your workspace, and get you to read some training manuals, and other material necessary to perform your job successfully. Make sure to read this material thoroughly, and take notes. If there is anything that you're unsure about, always ask your supervisor.

You may feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of training in your first few weeks on the job, but don't feel discouraged. Understand that Rome wasn't build in a day, and that you'll get the hang of things after awhile. 

3. Get Settled in Your Workspace

You'll want to get settled in your workspace as soon as you can. After all, training will take up a large chunk of your time in the first few weeks at your new job, and the last thing on your mind will be cleaning/organizing your desk/workspace. Not only that, but you'll feel more at home once you have settled comfortably into your new workspace. 

4. Familiarize Yourself with the Building

Normally, with a new job comes a new building. It's important to familiarize yourself with the building that you will be working in. Get to know where the cafeteria, copy room, and restrooms are. Will you be working closely with another department? Find out where that is. Become knowledgeable of fire escapes in case of an emergency. 

Don't know where something is? Ask a coworker. It's always good to know your surroundings. 

5. Set Goals for Yourself

Last but not least, set goals for yourself in your new position. What would you like to accomplish in this role? Where would you like to grow professionally? What can you to do become successful in your new position?  Write all of these goals down, and review them as time moves forward. This is a great way to keep yourself on track. 

Those are our five tips for a successful first day! If you need more tips, contact us today. We would be happy to help. We wish you the best of luck! Let us know how your first day went. 


Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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