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Regardless of where you are in your career, starting a new job can be a scary ordeal…. To ease your first day anxieties, here are our top tips to help you stop feeling nervous about starting a new job:. So, take some time out beforehand to go over the job description for your new role, and remind yourself of your responsibilities. Secondly, think about what made you want the job, and what helped you land it in the first place. All you need to do now is keep up a good level of confidence, avoid coming across arrogant, and most importantly, display a real willingness to learn.

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Starting a new job is exhilarating. And the opportunities are endless—a new chance to make an awesome first impression, new responsibilities to help you grow, new professional connections who could turn into friends, even a new and clean desk. But before you head to bed thinking all the fantasies, there are a few things you should do the night before your first day —that is, if you want to seriously impress and earn the respect of your new boss.

Double check your arrival time, then set your alarm and plan your commute so you arrive 15 minutes before then. Hopefully, HR has sent you a rundown of what you need to bring in, which may include a passport, photo ID, or other paperwork you need for employment verification. You can also do yourself a favor by refreshing yourself on what a K is and how health insurance works.

Then, make sure to pack all the essentials —a notebook and pen for taking notes, a sweater if the office is cold, a stain stick for spills, some money for lunch yes, you should buy lunch your first day to get to know your co-workers! Here are a few to get you started. This great tip comes from Muse writer Erin Greenawaldwho suggests writing down the biggest reason you decided to take this job.

So, get to bed at a reasonable hour, and maybe try one of these sleep hacks so you get plenty of rest. Finally, on the big day, be yourself!

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