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4 Tips to Help First-Day Nerves when Starting a Job Remotely

4 tips to help first-day nerves when starting a job remotely

Congratulations, you’ve got a new job! You’ve done all the hard work and the start date is official, the nerves are kicking in. According to a survey carried out by LinkedIn, over 80% of professionals said that they felt nervous before starting a new job. The build-up to the first day is when it hits hardest.

Starting a new job during a pandemic adds an extra fear factor, especially if you’re making the leap from in-house to remote working. If you are feeling unnecessary stress and this is where we come in!

Our recruiters are experts in their fields, have industry backgrounds, and can offer you advice on any uncertainties you may have before your first day. Below are 4 of our top tips to help lessen any first-day nerves or anxiety you may feel.

  1. Link in with your new colleagues.

If you’re worried about meeting new people on the first day of your new job, why not connect with your new colleagues beforehand on LinkedIn? You’ll likely have spoken to a few of your colleagues during the interview stage so don’t be afraid to reach out and start a conversation.

  1. Get your equipment organised.

Knowing what equipment you’ll need to physically start in your new job is pivotal. This should be made very clear to you when you accept your job offer from your new employer. This will help you plan ahead, especially if there is any equipment that you have to source yourself. If you’ve any concerns regarding equipment in preparation for your first day, reach out to your recruiter or new manager.

  1. Create a workspace (if working remotely).

If you’re going to be working remotely, create your designated workspace, keeping it as clutter-free and comfortable as possible. According to research, employees are more productive when surrounded by indoor plants. With that in mind, optimise your home office by adding some greenery.

  1. Confidence.

Everyone experiences first-day jitters but having confidence in knowing that out of all possible applicants, you were chosen, shows that your new employer believes in you and wants to see you succeed. The sense of security within your position will come in time but remember, NEW doesn’t have to mean scary. Focus on what made you interested in the position and if you need any help from Cpl during your new journey we’ll be right there when you need us.

At Cpl, we work hard to match our candidate's wants, to our client’s company culture, promoting an easy introduction to your new job. If you’re looking to take the next steps in finding your next job without stress, why not get in touch? One of our consultants would be happy to advise. Take a look at our current vacancies on our Jobs Board.