Get off to a winning start with these top tips.
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so here are a few top tips to get your experience off to a winning start.
You need to arrive in plenty of time for the working day, so know how long the journey will take and have your bus or train fare ready.
PLAN YOUR ROUTE
Most people are expected to look professional and appropriate for work.
In case there isn't a canteen or shop nearby, maybe take a packed lunch on day one.
take a packed lunch
You can expect a friendly welcome but don’t be surprised if not everyone says hello – people will be busy and have lots to do.
WORKPLACES ARE BUSY
Keep asking yourself “How can I make the most of this, what am I learning and what new skills have I gained?”
HAVE A GOAL
Every workplace is different but here are a few top tips that will come in handy once your there.
Everyone gets nervous when they’re in a new situation, but don’t forget your manners and always look people in the eye when talking to them.
Never use your phone at work, keep it on silent and in your bag.
don't use your phone
If you don't understand just ask. It’s better to ask rather than getting something wrong.
Don't BE AFRAID TO ASK
Not everything you do will be exciting – but every task at work is important. Do it all to the best of your ability and you'll impress.
This is your opportunity to develop new skills and with your goal in mind you'll leave with a story to impress future employers.