The ABC’s of a Successful First Day

The ABC’s of a successful first day

The ABC’s of a successful first day

Congratulations, you got the job! The job search is over. After applying for countless amount of jobs and interviewing so much it’s become second nature, you are almost over that mountain peak of finding and successfully keeping a new job. The last hurdle is your first day of work. Here are some simple “ABC’s” to help you have a successful first day.

  1. Ask questions
    A lot of information is given to you on your first day of work. You might not remember everything, but make sure to understand it. Not knowing the answers and trying to get through your first day can add stress to your first day. Asking questions will also help you engage conversation with others and start building relationships.
  2. Be prepared
    This might be obvious, but there is A LOT that goes into making sure you are prepared. Here are a few tips to make sure you are prepared:

    1. Get a good night’s rest
    2. Set out your outfit for the morning
    3. Make sure you have gas in your car
    4. Get to work early
    5. Bring a pen and notebook to take note
  3. Come with an open mind
    The only thing that is constant is change. Showing flexibility and open your mind when talking with your fellow colleges.
  4. Demonstrate Confidence
    You were selected for a reason. Relax, be confident, and exude enthusiasm.

Have a first day tip to add? Comment below!

Tools for Success: Unroll.Me

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Does your inbox get cluttered with junk email and now it’s so overwhelming that just the thought of unsubscribing from each one is exhausting? If you’re looking for an easy way to clean up your inbox, this week’s Tool for Success: Unroll.Me is for you. Unroll.Me is a free tool that makes organizing your inbox a breeze.

In just a few clicks, choose the emails you don’t want anymore and Unroll.Me will unsubscribe from them for you. The emails you do want to keep are added to a digest called “The Rollup.” Once a day, “the rollup” appears in your inbox with all the subscriptions you decided to keep. No need to look through multiple emails, just one email with all your favorites.

What tool do you use to help organize your email?

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Tools for Success: Remember The Milk

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This week’s Tool for Success not only organizes your work assignments, but your personal tasks as well.  Remember The Milk is a free, easy to use task management tool that you can use either on your desktop or mobile phone.

If you were not a fan of Asana (other task management program featured as a Tool for Success) because of layout or usability, try Remember The Milk.   I emphasize the term “Task” management as oppose to project coordination. While Asana is great for teams and group projects, Remember The Milk is more for personal tasks and work assignments.

From the moment you log in and start creating tasks, you will see how easy the program is to navigate. Even go the extra step and download the app to your phone and watch your tasks sync with both your phone and desktop.

Have you tried Remember The Milk? What tool do you use to help manage your tasks?

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Tools for Success: Pinterest

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Have you ever considered using Pinterest for your job search? While Pinterest is great for home décor wishful thinking, arts and crafts you’ll never do, and a plethora of dinner ideas, it’s also great for job seekers. Try this week’s tool for success to help organize your job search efforts. Here’s how:

1. Create a board for resume templates and advice. Find hundreds of free resume templates and pin the ones that best fit you and your job. There are also plenty of pins featuring tips and tricks for your resume.

2. Create a board for interview outfit ideas and advice. If you’re not sure what’s appropriate to wear, Pinterest is the perfect place to get ideas. You can also find articles with advice on how to answer hard interview questions.

3. Create a board featuring your job expertise and skills. Especially if you do any design work, Pinterest is a great place to show it off.  If you are not in a design position, here are some other ideas of what to post. Did you set up or coordinate a volunteer event? Post pictures from that event. Did the company you work for win award because of something you did? Share their website (if they featured the award on their website) and talk about it!

Have you used Pinterest to help with your job search? How did you use it effectively?

Tools for Success: Asana

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If you are looking for a project management program for your team or a self-help tool to organize your tasks, Asana can help. Asana is a free program that brings conversations and projects together in one place. To get started, go to their website: www.asana.com and sign up for a free account. Be sure to walk through their user tutorials to learn the basics.  Once you understand how to use Asana, you can immediately schedule projects, share ideas, set deadlines, and assign tasks.

What project management tool do you use? Comment below and let us know!