June 24, 2010 May 24, 2014 Cathy Keates is a career counsellor and trainer who has worked with university students and graduates for the past decade, helping them to strategically create careers they will love. I was so nervous, I could hardly eat a thing! You should focus on only three things which are very important to make your first day impression fantastic and cool. I mean you must have seen a handsome personality in your college function or other events or may be in some of the movies based on such type of act…. Instead, I set myself up for feeling nervous on the job — a feeling that lingered for about two weeks. I also did my 30 situps. . I do tend to have a sweet tooth but I'm cutting.
I think I am mostly worried about the other emloyees. Had I been more outgoing and open that day, I might have made a good friend or established a valuable professional connection. She was very helpful and I sat next to her for the morning and just watched what she did. Whatever the situation though, the first day is where your new colleagues will see and speak with you for the first time, developing an initial impression of you that will follow you in this job role. I do not do good with change or being out of my comfort zone. I would be on the internet for 7 hours of my 8 hour days.
I'm trying to exercise daily. In some workplaces, you are asked to write an introductory email — take a bit of time to craft this. My colleage left at 3pm, so I had some time to myself to figure out the new computer system and just look around. The first day at the new job normally means excitement mixed with nerves. Unfortunately, it sounds like excitement is being overshadowed by nerves. Becoming a self-starter is a great way to make a good first impression — people will appreciate your help and your efforts. Qualified, experienced jobseekers use totaljobs to search for jobs.
After that presentation, I headed back to my new desk, which was far away from the other interns. This means you need to be part of that as soon as you can. When I got my joining date, I was very happy. My anxiety is unbelievable right now, today is my first day of work. Now is the time to fake it. I wish I'd spent time connecting with my coworkers instead of worrying.
Here's what I learned from that experience that I've applied to subsequent first days at various jobs since: Inertia is your main enemy. We were gone for about 1-1. Save it for the Christmas party! If you do have some time to spare, spend it getting adjusted, organised and understanding your place of work — coffee machines, toilets, fire exits etc… Work-wise, this is a fresh start, so make sure you begin as you mean to go on. Pick things up quickly and 'stupid' questions will soon be forgotten. Just to be sure, have a quick read of our guide to having a good first day at work.
Had I been more outgoing and open that day, I might have made a good friend or established a valuable professional connection. I ended up sitting around for a lot of the day, waiting for someone to give me something to work on. The strangest thing about all this worry is that we keep it inside. Talking to yourself about how normal your feelings are is a great way prepare for success. Also the manager who will me assist me seems a bit reserved type of man.
This feeling only worsened when all of the interns — old and new — gathered in one of the conference rooms to listen to some employees go over different aspects of the program. Just subtly change the subject if you feel gossip brewing. I would be on the internet for 7 hours of my 8 hour days. I was wrong to expect that there would be someone telling me exactly what to do all day. Nobody expects you to know anything on your first day! I also had dumb expectations about what my first day would look like.
Also, they said to dress business casual, even when I am on client site, but I'm considering wearing a suit tomorrow just in case. I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I don't know what I am even so terrified about, but I am in full blown panic. December 22, 2014 December 22, 2014. So If you do have to cry, I don't think you should worry or feel bad about it. The internship itself ultimately turned out to be an , but my nerves definitely messed up my first day on the job.