If you are getting ready for your first day at your new job: first of all, congratulations! While the first day can be a nerve-racking experience, one of the ways you can give yourself the upper hand is by dressing to impress. Dressing professionally can give you the confidence you need to make an amazing impression on your first day. So, let’s take a look at some top tips on getting it right…
Invest in professional cleaning, drying and ironing – If you are going to wear clothing that you have worn before, now would be a good time to invest in a professional cleaning service. This isn’t to say that you aren’t capable of cleaning your own clothes! But, instead of worrying about a pesky stain, leave it to the professionals. There are companies that will even provide shirt ironing for you, ensuring you look sleek and sophisticated on your first day. Again, not only does this save you time, but it’s all about the confidence it gives you too.
Don’t over accessorize – If you are someone who loves a pair of dramatic earrings and numerous bangles on your wrist, great, but leave it for out of the office. Not only will it look a bit OTT if you turn up with your entire jewellery box on display, but the rattling of bangles could drive your new coworkers a bit mad. Not the sort of impression you want to make on your first day!
What does everyone else wear? – It is important to find out what the dress code is for your new place of work. It is likely that this is something your boss will have discussed with you during your interview or when they gave you the job offer. If that haven’t, don’t be afraid to ask. Also, it’s a good idea to take note of what everyone else is wearing. You will get an idea of how formal you need to dress. This will ensure you feel more comfortable on your first day, as you won’t stick out like a sore thumb for getting the dress code entirely wrong.
Add solid colour rather than patterns – Last but not least, you don’t need to stick to a standard black and white colour scheme, unless the dress code dictates you do of course. However, you do need to be mindful about using colour. It’s important to keep things professional. Opt for solid colour choices rather than busy patterns. If you wear clothes with striking patterns and designs, people will pay more attention to your clothing than you. Again, this isn’t what you want on your first day!
Follow the tips that have been mentioned above, and you can make sure that you dress to impress on your first day. Not only will you look the part and fit in well, but also you will feel confident in your new role. This can make a huge difference.