As we all know, from day one you need to be on your A* game so in order to side step the nerves and embrace your new role here a few of my favourite things to do:
Plan your outfit the night before – it’s important you feel you best and have plenty of time in the morning rather than the usual quick sprint turn-around in 15 minutes (no-one is not guilty of this!). Identify the clothes that make you feel confident in order to make a strong impression. For style inspiration try one of my favourite websites: http://sheerluxe.com
Have an early night - I always find it hard to sleep when I have a big meeting – whether it’s a mix of nerves/excitement I find that this natural sleep spray from This works, literally works wonders – it’s one of my favourite new finds: http://www.thisworks.com/sleep
Arrive early – show you are eager and ready to get started and never be late during your probation period. If your start time is 9am that means you are arriving by 8.45am and sat at your desk reading emails by 9am, not arriving at 9am.
Believe in yourself – we’ve all had that moment when we question if we are good enough, especially when changing to a new job and environment. Focus on your strengths to boost your confidence. I really like this Ted Talk:
Try to impress every day – your probation period is still part of the interview process and don’t underestimate that. A quote I recently heard and is so true: ‘You are what you do, not what you intend to do'.
Take notes so you don’t have to keep asking the same questions. That said, don’t be afraid to ask others for assistance/guidance if you aren’t sure, especially when you start a new job and don’t want to constantly ask your boss – it is not a weakness and doesn’t mean you don’t know what you’re doing. If you are looking for a nice note pad head over to my favourite new stationary website:
Eat balanced meals - new jobs can be really exhausting, learning a new job and meeting new people. At the end of the day we all tend grab the first easy meal possible. Don’t reach for the regular sugar hit, you will just end of feeling more tired. When I need an energy hit at work, I like Deliciously Ella energy balls. At home, I like the Louise Parker method cookbook which has really easy and healthy meals. I have also personally found online shopping (Ocado, Tesco, Waitrose delivery) has revolutionised my life and I can’t believe how much more time I have in the evenings to cook. Or if you don’t have time to cook try Potage: http://www.potage.co.uk
Invest in Dry Shampoo – life saver!
And finally, smile and enjoy it!
Added on 24 July 2017