First days can be a little nerve wracking, but you should be confident that you are the right person for the job and are ready to make a difference right from the get go. Here are three ways you can project that confidence to make a great first impression.

Dress to Impress

They say, “to dress for the job you wish you had,” even when you’ve been hired. Your first day on the job is an important day to present yourself as professional and prepared. Consider your interview attire, and try to replicate the look. It’s important to dress to fit in with the corporate culture, but on your first day you may not know exactly what level of formal attire is appropriate at your new workplace. In this case, it is always better to be overdressed rather than underdressed. Talk to your manager about the range of attire for people in the office and err on the higher end. The important thing is to keep it professional and practical for the job. And whatever you wear, it should make you feel confident!

Attitude Is Everything

Getting hired is great for your confidence, so be sure to bring that positive attitude with you on your first day. If you’re feeling at all nervous about the new opportunity, remember why you’re there. You’ve been purposefully identified as the best person for the job, and your employer wants you to succeed. So, be confident and have a great attitude to get off on the right foot. Having a positive attitude will inevitably influence people’s first impression of you. Show your new co-workers and employer how enthusiastic you are to be part of the team, and avoid bringing any personal problems or past employment baggage with you to a new opportunity. Start each job fresh with the optimism and commitment you deserve to succeed. That is the true essence of confidence.

Come Prepared

Just as it’s helpful to come prepared to an interview, making sure all your ducks are in a row on your first day is important. There are likely going to be lots of people to meet, roles to learn about and papers to fill out, so make sure you have everything organized and prepared as much as possible right from the beginning. The habits you instill on that first day can reflect on your productivity and your effectiveness on the job. That means having good time-management skills, collecting any necessary documents you might need for that first day, and getting directions (if needed) and figuring out parking and your commute well in advance. The last thing you want to do is show up late on your first day.

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