You created a great CV, you impressed your employer in the interview, and you managed to get the job. Well done! But it’s not enough, you might ruin everything by leaving a bad impression during your probation period. Start off on the right foot by avoiding the below things on your first day at work.
- Don’t arrive too early
Definitely, you should never be late on your first day at work. But it’s just as important not to arrive too early to avoid any awkwardness.
- Don’t badmouth your former employer
No matter how annoying your previous boss or company were, never complain about them on your first day at work.... Read More ...
The process of adapting to a new work environment and job position can be quite challenging. Meeting your new coworkers and your boss, getting yourself acquainted with the responsibilities that are expected of you, and building a positive emotional connection with the new role can be a lot to take in all at once.
To top it off, your position is not guaranteed for the first three months or so, as you go through what is typically termed as a “probation period”. While the probationary period allows the employer to terminate you if you’re not doing well at your job, it also gives you the opportunity to assess the workplace and the job that you’ve been given, and can choose to leave if it doesn’t fit what you’re looking for.... Read More ...