Congratulations! You, like Buddy the Elf, have successfully "passed through the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, and then walked through the Lincoln Tunnel" and arrived here, at your first day on the new job! Navigating in a new work environment can sometimes be confusing, scary, and overwhelming. Follow these elfing awesome tips from Buddy, and you're sure to have a fantastic first day.
Show Some Team Spirit!
|Attitude is Everything!
As Kanye West once said, "They say your attitude determines your latitude." Let your smile radiate your excitement for this new opportunity. A positive attitude can help bring strength, energy, and motivation to a new job. Be a beacon of positivity in the workplace and see just how far it can take you.
|Never Curse, Gossip, or Meddle!
A 2012 study released by CareerBuilder.com reveals that 81% of employers surveyed believe swearing at work “brings an employee’s professionalism into question.” While in the moment, cursing, gossiping, and meddling in others' business may seem harmless, it can have lasting effects on your ability to climb the corporate ladder.
Typically, employers will give you minimal amounts of work on the first day as they are allowing you to "get your feet wet." However, if you feel that you are comfortable in your role, don't hesitate to take initiative by asking for additional work and creating effective plans of action.
| Always Show Appreciation!
Genuine appreciation can go a long way when you're the new guy in the workplace. As you progress and become more comfortable in your role, don't forget to thank the ones who helped you learn the ropes along the way.
Following these simple steps will have you rising to the top of the corporate ladder
in no time.
Now that you have Buddy's elfing awesome tips, check out our Job Board for a great place to apply them!
Oh, we almost forgot! Don't eat the yellow snow. Best of luck on your first day!