Video:Tips for Preparing for Your First Part-Time Jobwith Jacob Taxis
If you're starting your first part-time job, it's a good idea to go in as prepared as possible to make it a smooth transition. This video from About.com will provide tips on preparing for your first part-time job.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Preparing for Your First Part-Time Job
Hi, I'm Jacob Taxis for About.com. In this video, you will learn tips for preparing for your first part-time job.
Thinking about your first part-time job can be quite exciting; it can also be a little overwhelming. A great way to help ease the anxiety you might feel is to arrive on your first day as fully prepared as possible. With the basic preparations taken care of, you'll be freed up to focus on the people around you and the job at hand.
Prepare for a Part-Time Job: Good Attitude
Tip #1: Bring a good attitude. It's important to begin your preparation with a positive, realistic attitude. It's more than likely that your new employer wants you to thrive; it's in the company's best interest! Humble yourself and learn as much as you absolutely can. If you go in with a good attitude, it's likely you'll make some new friends, and maybe even find a mentor.
Prepare for a Part-Time Job: Paperwork
Tip #2: Gather the required paperwork. Before your first day, check with your employer concerning the paperwork and identification you'll need to have with you when you arrive. Often, all they will need is a driver's license and Social Security card.
Prepare for a Part-Time Job: Dress Well
Tip #3: Consider your dress and appearance. Make sure, before your first day, that you and your employer are on the same page when it comes to work attire. Ask about work uniforms and dress codes. Prepare what you might wear over the course of the first week and buy any new clothing you might need. Dress confidently and neatly—this can say a lot about your character.
Prepare for a Part-Time Job: Plan a Route
Tip #4: Plan your route. If you have the time, hop in the car and drive to your new job so you can get a good feel for how long the trip will take you. This is a simple way to relieve some of that first-day anxiety. It's crucial that you arrive to work on time. Leave with plenty of time to spare and use the commute time as a time to relax and mentally prepare for meeting new people and learning a new job. Your preparedness will show.
Prepare for a Part-Time Job: Eat and Sleep
Tip #5: Eat and sleep well. On the first day of work you should expect to be filling out a good amount of paperwork, meeting a lot of new people, and learning a lot about your job. So, it's important that your body has the energy it needs to function at its best. Get a proper amount of sleep and load up on nutritious foods – not energy drinks. You'll want to be mentally alert and present to the needs of the job.
Remember to eliminate some of that first day stress with good preparation. When you arrive, you'll be freed up to concentrate on the people around you and the new job you've been given.
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