12 Tips on How To Start A New Job Well

How to Start a New Job Well

1 — Be Prepared

Vital Information

  • What time do you start?
  • Is there anything your new manager would like you to prepare for your first day?
  • What is the dress code?
  • If you’re on site:
  • Who do you report to?
  • Will you have an allocated parking space? If not, where should you park?
  • Will you need a pass to access the building? If so, where do you get this from?
  • Do you need to bring anything with you?
  • Are there any hygiene rules you must adhere to in the building?
  • If you’re working remotely:
  • Where do you get your tech kit from?
  • Is there a specific system you need to log in to by a particular time?
  • What are your login details?

Administration

  • Photographic ID, such as driving licence or passport
  • Two proofs of address, for which you could take utility bills, a bank statement or your driving licence, providing you’re not using it for your photo ID
  • UK visa (if applicable)
  • P45 from your previous job
  • If your previous employer has not yet processed your P45, something with your national insurance number on it. Such as a payslip, P60 or letter from HMRC
Remote employee reviewing her employment contract.
There can be a lot of admin that comes with starting a new job.

2 — Show Up on Time

3 — Take Care with What You Wear

4 — Make an Effort to Meet People

New employee learning how to start a new job well
Starting a new job on the right foot can set you in good stead for the rest of your career.

5 — Pay Attention

6 — Ask Questions

7 — Prioritise

8 — Manage Your Time Wisely

9 — Use Positive Body Language

  • Stand up straight
  • Make eye contact with whoever you’re speaking to
  • Don’t fidget
  • Keep your hands out of your pockets
  • Have a clear desk at all times
  • Work on your handshake or other more hygienic greetings

10 — Steer Clear of Office Politics

11 — Stick to Your Personal Brand

12 — Relax

A Few Final Thoughts on How to Start a New Job Well

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Hi there! I’m Rachael, Marketing Manager at Adria Solutions Ltd. Read more about me here: https://www.adriasolutions.co.uk/blog

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Rachael. Adria Solutions

Rachael. Adria Solutions

Hi there! I’m Rachael, Marketing Manager at Adria Solutions Ltd. Read more about me here: https://www.adriasolutions.co.uk/blog

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