You rocked the résumé, nailed the interview, and landed the job. Congratulations! Now it's time to get to work. Your first day on the job can feel both exciting and nerve-wracking, so here's how to handle the first-day jitters like a pro and leave a lasting impression on your new coworkers.
- Show up on time: Today is not the day to try a new coffee shop or take a shortcut to work. Being on time is always important, but today especially. Before your first day, ask your manager what time you should arrive, and show up at precisely that time — not too early and certainly not late. Also, try mapping out or even traveling your route beforehand, that way you will know exactly where to go and how long it will take.