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How to smash your first day at your new job

Posted about 1 month ago by Eloise Dalgliesh
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Here at Pitch, we are keen to make people feel as prepared as possible. From the day we first communicate, we are here to support and we wanted to put a blog together to ensure you make a fantastic impression on your first day.

Once you receive the amazing news you are being offered the job, it’s not the time to let your professional guard down and forget all the important points of joining a business.

Here are some top tips on smashing your first day but remember to keep it sustained:

- Sunday night - nerves will probably be kicking in, so do whatever you do to relax. Personally, a bath and book with an early night do the trick for me! The sleep aspect is key - you will be bombarded with information and you’ll want to be looking fresh and alert!

- Travel - research your journey!  You will know the route from your interview, but the last thing you want is to be late on your first day.  So get that earlier train or if you’re driving, leave slightly earlier to make the best impression.

- Dress Code. At this stage, you will probably have been briefed on dress code, but always go slightly smarter and you can always tone it down.

- Another personal prep includes making sure your hair is tidy, your clothes are clean, you’re showered and most importantly, wear your smile all day. Practice your fake laugh - you may need to use it.

- Take notes when given information that is going to help you with your new role.

- Don’t be afraid to ask questions, introduce yourself (solid handshake - not a wet fish) and make conversation (without coming across as a chatterbox).

- Finally, the icing on the cake. Offer to make a round of hot drinks - a guaranteed winner!

As a consultant, I am used to talking to people about the nerves ahead of starting a new role so we hope the tips help.  A first day can always be an information overload and sometimes disjointed depending on the timetable of your introduction. Be proactive, read company documents and ask if you can help with anything.

We understand that the first days in your new company are super daunting but all this preparation will allow you to enter your new workplace with the right attitude and state of mind.

Go and smash it and make the RIGHT impression.

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I didn’t plan a career in recruitment and I don’t think many people do. All I knew was I have an interest for the creative industry and that I want...

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The Threat to Aspiring CMOs in 2018

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The Trouble With Recruiters

As recruiters, we’ve grown accustomed to that certain hesitation/eye roll when asked what we do for a living at a networking event or awards do. We...

W1siziisijiwmtyvmdyvmdgvmtyvntivmzevmjg4l3jvyjeuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Rob Markwell

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A Year in Recruitment

I recently reached my one year anniversary at Pitch and in light of this, it feels like a good time to reflect on the year I have had and share som...

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2018 Recruitment Trends You Need to Be Aware Of

It’s that time of year where we all gaze into our crystal balls to predict what key trends will emerge in our respective industries in the coming y...

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10 Things Hiring Managers Need To Remember

You’ll come across many articles on how to get your CV ready for job hunting and how to dazzle your potential new employer at interview, but not a ...

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2017: A Year at Pitch

What a great year it has been at Pitch. As we sail towards office closures and start preparing to welcome in 2018, we decided to look back at every...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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12 Days of Career Detox

As we enter the new year many lofty resolutions will be made: drink less, eat better, exercise more. If you’re one of the many people who isn’t sat...

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Introducing Becky

Originally coming from a marketing background myself I’ve always had a huge interest in brands, businesses and the people behind them - I find it f...

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Pitch’s Battle of the Christmas Adverts

Each year as the nights get colder and mince pies start to appear on shop shelves, the excitement surrounding the arrival of major Christmas advert...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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Interview Etiquette for the Interviewer

There's a lot you can read about interviews and how to excel at them, but most of this advice is aimed at candidates rather than interviewers. In t...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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PR Talks | Video Series

We have a brand new video series on our YouTube channel dedicated to PR. The series, PR Talks, includes a review of recent PR event, the North West...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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Pitch Is All About Midlands PRide

It’s that time of year again, no not Halloween though if you send us sweets we won’t complain, it’s time to celebrate the best of the Midlands PR t...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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W1siziisijiwmtyvmdyvmjavmjevmzcvndmvoty1lzmynte0njq2x20uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilciznzb4mjc0iyjdxq Posted about 1 year ago
5 Tips to Achieve Job Satisfaction

According to the dictionary ‘job satisfaction’ means, “the extent to which a person’s hopes, desires and expectations about the employment he or sh...

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HR & Culture Advice From Netflix’s Most Famous Ex-Employee

This article originally appeared in a LinkedIn Premium Tech Report and offers a fascinating insight in to the latest HR and culture thinking coming...

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A Decade of (career) Change in Marketing Services Recruitment

Pitch is ten years old this summer so I have dug back into our records (and invoices) and ran my ruler over the changes that have taken place over ...

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Reflecting back on 10 Years of Pitch

A whole decade in business sounds a long time but it doesn’t seem that long ago since it was just two of us in a spare room. And what a fun time th...

W1siziisijiwmtyvmdyvmdgvmtyvntivmzevmjg4l3jvyjeuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Rob Markwell

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Pitch MD Rob Markwell wins HR & Recruitment Award at Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

We're delighted to announce that Rob Markwell, Managing Director here at Pitch, has won the HR, Recruitment and Training category at the Birmingham...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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Prolific North Awards 2017

Last week, on an unusually warm Thursday evening in Manchester, the fifth Prolific North Awards took place. It’s always the most hotly anticipated ...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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Prolific North Awards 2017: Why They Matter

There is only one week until the Prolific North Awards 2017 and at Pitch, we could not be more excited. This year will mark the 5th time the awards...

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Marathon Man

Congratulations to Pitch MD Rob who not only managed to finish the London Marathon but did so in an incredibly respectable time of 3hrs25mins, rais...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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Pitch Consultants Salary Survey 2017

Every year we publish research into how marketers and creatives are remunerated across all skill sets both in agencies and in-house marketing teams...

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B-Hive 2017: Rewarding Future Talent

1 brief, 4 categories, 26 judges and 40 finalists: B-Hive 2017 was buzzing with activity. If you’ve not come across the scheme before, we set it up...

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New Home for Pitch North

This new financial year marks an exciting time at Pitch as we hit some major milestones. This month Pitch celebrates ten years as a specialist mark...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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My journey: deconstructing a career in recruitment.

Six years ago I joined small recruitment business with huge ambitions. That ambition proved infectious and six years later I now sit here a Directo...

Rebecca Thomas Posted by Rebecca Thomas

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CIPR Awards North West - it's a wrap!

Pitch have been a long term partner of the CIPR Midlands and were delighted extend our relationship to the North West by sponsoring the PRide Award...

Rebecca Thomas Posted by Rebecca Thomas

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Pitch's 12 Days of Wisdom

Christmas and New Year is a wonderful time. It's also a time when many people start thinking about new opportunities and new challenges. We've writ...

Ollie Purdom Posted by Ollie Purdom

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