Is there anything more exciting yet nerve-racking than starting a new job? It is important to start as you mean to go on, so having a good first day is crucial for your confidence and the impression you create on others. The last thing you want to do is get to your job and realize that you have forgotten something important. With that in mind, read on to discover the essentials you need for your new job.
- A spare pair of tights – Your outfit may call for a pair of tights, and we all know that there is nothing worse than getting a huge ladder down them. You can easily snag your tights if they catch something around the office. This is why it is a good idea to have a spare pair with you so that you can change them if an accident does happen.
- Organized office stationery – It is highly likely that your office will have their own supplies, but there is no harm in coming prepared. It means you won’t have to ask anyone to point you in the direction of a stapler or some pens. It is a good idea to buy a container so that you can keep all of your stationery organized on your desk. There is no need to go all out and spend too much when starting your new job, but a few basic essentials will come in handy.
- Business backpack – Of course, you are going to need a stylish bag to keep all of your belongings in. A smart business backpack is a good choice. You will have more than enough space for all of your essentials, and different compartments so that you can keep things organized.
- A water bottle – Keeping hydrated throughout the day is so important. If you are lacking hydration, your brain won’t be able to focus properly, and this will result in a sub-par performance on your first day. By having a filled water bottle on your desk, you will instinctively drink without even thinking about it.
- Deodorant – Your first day is bound to be a little bit stressful and nerve-racking. When feeling stressed, the body responds by sweating. The last thing you want to do is feel uncomfortable and sticky all day long. Take some deodorant in your bag with you.
- Tissues – There are many reasons why you need to bring a packet of tissues to work with you on your first day. You may end up spilling something on yourself or your desk during lunch, you could have an impromptu sneezing fit, or you may simply need to refresh your face after you have had a bite to eat. A packet of tissues can save you from a number of embarrassing situations.
- Lunch – It is always a good idea to take lunch with you on your first day. You don’t know how your breaks are going to be split up during the day, and you may not have anywhere to buy lunch nearby. Of course, if you do, and your co-workers invite you for lunch, it’s a good idea to take them up on it so you can get to know everyone.