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: Google Drive

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If the company you work for is looking for an inexpensive way to share files, Google Drive is your solution. Google Drive offers their version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Multiple users can easily collaborate in real time by editing and commenting on documents. Everything is saved in real time and you can even review past versions of the document and who made what edits. You can access the documents saved on Google Drive from any device.

By signing up for Google’s email service, Gmail, you get free access and 15GBs of free storage on Google Drive.

What file-sharing cloud service does your company use?

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Tools for Success: JobDash

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If you’re in the market for a new job, you have to try this week’s tool for success: JobDash. JobDash is a free online tool that helps you set job search goals and keep them. You can keep track of the jobs you applied for, interview’s you’ve attended, and JobDash even offers coaching courses for best practices during your job search.

To start, you have to request permission to sign up for a free account. They will send you an email once you are accepted and you’re free to create an online profile. Once you’ve added some of the basics to your personal profile, JobDash will recommend goals and jobs to apply for.

This is a great tool if you consistently find yourself confused on what jobs you applied for, who you have interviewed with, and if you’ve sent a thank you letter or not. Have you tried JobDash before? How does it help you become successful in your job search?

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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: Dropbox

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Have you ever found yourself trying to attach something to an email and it won’t send because the attachment is too large? Or what about trying to send a lot of information (Pamphlets, flyers, brochures) to a client or customer? This week’s Tool for Success: Dropbox, is a free service that offers cloud storage so you can easily share your documents, videos, and photos.

For the free account, you get 2GB of storage. If you or your business needs more than 2GB, you can pay extra to receive more storage space. This is a great tool when needing to send a lot of paperwork or store content for a project. Another great way to utilize Dropbox is when you are interviewing for jobs. Upload your portfolio to Dropbox and share it with the person conducting the interview before hand. Especially if you have a bigger portfolio, trying to send it over an email can get messy. With Dropbox, you simply send them a link to give them access to the folder and they can view everything in your portfolio.

The best part about Dropbox is you can access is it anywhere. From your phone, any computer, or tablet, just sign in to your account to access your online storage.

Have you used Dropbox before? What ways do you use it?

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