Here are a few ways to help you survive your first few days in a new technical job in the scientific industries:
1. Arrive early
Nothing creates a worse first impression than arriving late on your first day. Make sure you arrive a few minutes early to be on the safe side.
2. Look the part
Wear something that will make you feel professional and confident, and be presentable – that means no slouching!
3. Take notes
On your first few days at work you will be bombarded with lots of information, a good way to help you remember it all is to take notes as you go along. This will also reassure your manager than no unnecessary questions will be asked later along the line!
4. Do your homework
Prior to your first day at work, do your homework about your company – learn about the history of the company, it’s products and it’s values etc.
5. Smile and relax
Being the newbie can be terrifying and it may feel like you are being watched, but be assured, you aren’t, so relax.
By listening carefully you will put yourself in the best possible position to gain as much knowledge about the company and its colleagues as you can.
7. Remember the names of your colleagues
From day one, make a real effort to know the names of those colleagues and superiors you will be interacting with on a daily basis.
8. Avoid boasting about your achievements
This will not go down well with your colleagues, simply let your work speak for itself.
9. Introduce yourself
You will be received more positively if you introduce yourself before people introduce you.
10. Ask questions
Always ask for clarification if you don’t understand something.
Hopefully these suggestions will help