It’s your first day at work, and you’re a bag of nerves. A little unsure and a little excited at the same time. That’s natural. Blending in will take its own sweet time. But these tips should make the journey smooth.

Step in with a positive attitude:

Step in the new workplace with a positive and friendly attitude. If you’re positive, the place also appears so.

Dress to impress :

If there a company dress code, follow it with heart. Or simply use a bit of common sense in your dressing sense. And dress in a presentable manner. Not too loud, not too obtuse. Dress to look smart.

The moment you step in :

When introduced to your co-workers, shake hands firmly and try to memorise their names quickly. Or if you run into someone in the coffee machine area or the lift area, flash a smile. It also helps to prepare a little introduction about. And you’ll be surprised at how quickly you make new friends at work.

Start taking initiatives :

It’s a lot about taking interest in your work from the start. Speak freely, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and ask for help. Being new, you’re not expected to know it all. Remember, the more you ask, the more answers you get.

Avoid this and that :

Don’t indulge in small talks, back-biting and office politics. It might sound fun, but you could end up on the receiving end soon. Not healthy at all. But maintaining a good attendance record is healthy.

Be on time :

Respect office timings and the time of others and set good examples for others to follow.

A great start :

You could be new and starting out. And things might take time to fall in place. But if you stick to some basic rules, you’ll soon find that the new place will feel a lot less strange than it used to. And work, a lot more enjoyable.

First impression creates a lasting impression :

Dress, grooming and personal cleanliness standards contribute to the morale of all employees and influence the business image of the company. Some of the basic parameters that need to be taken care of for attire are –

Professional Attire :

Your dress shirt should be solid in a neutral color, preferably white, but certainly a light color.

Wear clean socks to avoid bad odour.

Wear a tie of neutral color with less than 3 colours.

Avoid wearing wrinkled, untidy and unwashed clothes.

Wear only formal belts with a sleek buckle and as thumb rule.

Footwear :

Black or brown leather shoes for men and sandals for women.

Shoes should be polished regularly ..

Hair :

Men should cut their hair regularly or tie long hairs.

Ladies should tie their hair with a simple band.

Hair should be well combed and clean.

Avoid exotic hair colours and hair styles.

Men should shave or trim the beard.

Hygiene :

Brush your teeth and use mouthwash to avoid bad breath which can be caused due to smoking which is an offence at workplace.

Finger nails to be neatly trimmed.

Well-maintained and subtle nail polish colours.

Brand badge :

Badge is the silent promoter of the brand which reflects the identity of the company and its employees. Therefore it should be dignified