The first day of work comes with many nerves and questions. To make it easier, QPS does our best to make sure you are prepared. Our recruiters will go through the job description with you as well as offer safety training and orientation if necessary. Check below for a few tips from QPS recruiters on how to make your first day a success.
Dress code will vary depending on the work that you do. For an industrial position, appropriate wear may mean long pants and a t-shirt, sweater, or long sleeves. Your work may also require you to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, and a hairnet. In contrast, for a clerical position, appropriate wear may mean business casual. It can be as simple as a nice pair of dress pants, shirt, and dress shoes.
If you are uncertain, ask your recruiter for advice or dress conservatively for your first day until you learn more about what is considered appropriate.
Keep an open mind and be polite to other co-workers. Being friendly and respectful is always the key to connecting with people at a new job. Remembering your supervisor's name is also handy and can make it easier when reaching out to ask job-related questions. If there is something you do not understand or are not familiar with, make sure to ask.
QPS also encourages Associate Employees to reach out and let us know how things are going, whether it is during your break, after your first day or week. It is a great time for us to hear your feedback, for you to ask questions, or discuss any concerns. For instance, let us know if there are any job changes such as moving to a different department or if you are doing work not in the job description. By expressing any issues that you have, we can address them early on.
Before you start your first day, speak with your recruiter and make sure you understand who to reach out to regarding various issues.
The small things matter. Forgetting to bring and do these things can make or break your day. Having what you need ready in advance or setting a reminder can really help to keep you on track and prepared on your first day. Remember to:
- Leave your valuables at home or in a locked car
- Bring the aerial map of the location of the company (provided by QPS)
- Bring your own equipment if required for the job
- Bring your lunch
- Clock in and clock out
Find more tips about working with a recruiter here.