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How To Conquer First Day Nerves | Part 1

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Here at On Track, we pride ourselves in not only placing candidates with jobs in Farnham, but making their transition to a new work environment as smooth as possible. Everyone gets nervous on their first day. The idea of making a lasting impression on the people you will be working with can be incredibly daunting, so we have provided some basic tips to remove some of your last minute nerves before your first day.

Prepare

In many ways, you should treat your first day like another job interview, or a trial day. Make sure you have researched your new company, and that you know as much as possible about your new role. Having a working knowledge of your responsibilities, your job role, and what is expected of you can be the difference between a short term employment and a major career step.

Make sure to bring a file of important documents, for instance your national insurance details, P45, and passport. Of course none of these matters if you’re falling asleep at your desk, so get a good night’s sleep for an excellent first impression with jobs in Farnham and other locations.

Dress Appropriately

If in doubt, dress smart. There’s nothing wrong with dressing to impress on your first day, even if it turns out to be a little over the top. It shows you are taking the position seriously and take pride in your appearance; both are qualities any manager will appreciate. For more on this topic, have a look at our other blog Dressing To Impress.

Be Punctual

Normally new recruits are asked to come into work a bit later than the rest of the team, but this doesn’t mean you can’t come in a little early. We advise you arrive at your workplace around fifteen minutes before you are expected. This not only gives a good first impression but also allows your new colleagues some flexibility when balancing their time between settling you in and carrying out their own tasks.

It sounds obvious, but we’re going to mention it anyway. Don’t be late. Turning up to a new job even a few minutes late can leave a lasting bad impression and may even cause your manager to cancel your employment. If it is unavoidable, call ahead and explain the situation.

The team here at On Track are dedicated to helping you find jobs in Farnham. For support, tips, and a tailored recruitment experience why not give our friendly team a call at 01252 727887, or alternatively email your CV to info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Follow These Three Tips to Achieve CV Perfection!

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If you’re searching for a new role, then there are many excellent jobs in Farnham just waiting to be paired up with you by On Track Recruitment. Of course, if you want to get that killer job, then you’ll need a killer CV. Your CV is your marketing tool and it is vital you take time to ensure you highlight your key skills and experience that will grab the attention of the prospective employer. If you’re feeling a bit stuck, then simply follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to CV perfection!

 

Tailor your CV

You want to keep your details relevant for the role that you are applying for, meaning you need to adapt your CV each time you apply for a new position so that it will stand out from the other applications  (remember, not all your work history needs to be on your CV if it’s not relevant). You will want to emphasise certain qualities, skills and past successes in order to highlight what a good fit you are for the position you are applying for.

 

Watch your language

Whoever is reading your CV is only able to judge you based on what you’ve written, which is why you need to be careful when it comes to wording; you need to be mindful of using tired or clichéd buzzwords. Instead use industry-specific key terms which will jump out to hiring managers (for example, the terms ‘targets’ and ‘success’ will be of interest for sales positions, but calling yourself ‘punctual’ may not add anything to your application at all).

 

Keep Up Appearances

How your CV looks is just as important as its content. Do keep in mind in mind formatting (including fonts, justification, and line spacing) and ensure that it clear , concise and  easy to read – your CV will most likely be discarded if it’s messy or confusing.

You will also want to keep your CV regularly updated and generally it should be no longer than 1-2 A4 pages (though there are exceptions to this depending on what industry you work in and how long you have been working for). There is no need to include a photo with your CV, though it is advised to include one on your LinkedIn profile, if you have one.

 

The team at On Track Recruitment are dedicated to helping you find the right position, and are always on the lookout for the best available jobs in Farnham to share with you. Why not take a look at our jobs page, or contact us today if you have any questions or need more help – we’re here for you!