Getting a new job can be quite an exciting adventure, but it can also be very stressful. The fact that you are changing environments and going into the unknown can really throw you off game. It doesn't matter if you are scared whether people are going to like you or whether your boss is going to think that he made the right choice, when he hired you, you just need to calm down and really prepare for that crucial, first day.
What is so important about preparing? Well, there are many things that you might not think of, so it's better that you make mental notes about some things in order to remember to do them, and this text might serve as a great reminder.
First of all, you don't want to appear there without knowing everything about the company and the people that you are going to work with. It is crucial that you thoroughly research everything there is about them, find out about their past, their big success and their mistakes, while looking for what they want for the future and what their goals are. Why is this important? Well, you need to know these sorts of things if you really want to look like you care and like you are interested in the future of the company, but you also want to simply know where that job is taking you. Be sure that your bosses and colleagues notice this, and they will certainly respect you more because of this. Any company is as strong as its weakest worker, and you need to be ready on your feet from the day one, as it is never too early to make a good impression.
It is very important that you be well rested for your first day on the job. Of course, this is an advice that you should always follow, as you need to be ready for anything, both physically and mentally. Just imagine how you would look like if you only slept for 3 or 4 hours. Not only would you look like a disaster, but you would also perform like one. Tired people are more prone to making mistakes, and that is why you should always, but especially the night before your first day on the job, sleep at least 7 to 8 hours, and you'll feel ready for everything! Not only should you pay attention to how much you sleep, but also to what you eat. Eating healthy is always important. Make sure to eat lightly the day before, as you do not want to have stomach problems during your first day. A nice tuna salad or a few scrambled eggs will be enough to keep you full, while they will not be too harsh on you, especially if you are feeling nervous.
Another important thing is how you look. This includes everything from your hair, nails (yes, even if you are a guy), teeth, and what you chose to wear. Let's start from the top. You need to be freshly shaven and your hair must be combed, and if you are a woman, carefully choose your hairstyle. It all depends on the kind of first impression you are aiming for. You can choose a stricter, professional look, or you can dress more casually. Some things never go out of fashion, and those things are clean, white teeth. Think about whitening them, but you'll need to do this in advance, and you will be free to smile as much as you want. In extreme cases, if you have neglected your teeth quite a bit over the years, a cosmetic restoration might be needed to achieve that perfect smile. The first thing people notice about you will also be the way you stand and how friendly your approach is, so make sure to give the best impression possible.
The only thing left now is to see how much time you'll need to get there, because you do not want to be late. Take into account the possibility of being stuck in traffic during rush hour, so it might be a much better solution to walk to your work. As the rule of the thumb, make sure to be there five minutes before your work-hours begin. Be pleasant to everyone, make some friends, work hard, and you'll surely succeed, and your bosses will certainly notice you.