After months of searching, I finally found a job! I will be working as a concierge and at the front desk of a beachside resort. I’m so excited to explore this aspect of the hospitality industry and hopefully figure out what I want to do next! I will have a post coming soon to tell you about my job search, but in the meantime here are my tips for starting a new job.
Okay, so waking up early is not my thing. Not at all. I used to wake up around 9:00 and get out of bed and start my day around 11:00. The best advice for starting a new job I can give is get used to your new sleep schedule before you start. I had been waking up later and going to bed later, but that won’t work for my anymore. As soon as I was offered the position, I started waking up a little earlier. It wasn’t perfect, but I definitely did not feel quite as tired when I started working.
Read over the employee handbook and any other information, even if it seems unnecessary. This is basically the guidelines you’re expected to follow and it never hurts how things should be done “by the books”. Plus, honestly it’ll probably get you excited to get to start work (or at least it got me more excited…).
It’s also important to read any other papers you’re given as well because those could have information on it you’re expected to know, or give information about your orientation and associated events.
Run through your morning routine and figure out the best way to get ready for the day. Even if you don’t have to work until the afternoon or it’s a day off, have a routine you stick to every day. That way, it’ll feel like such a habit you can do it in your sleep (which might be the case if you work early enough!).
I’m still very much in the process of creating a morning routine that works for me. I want to start working out in the morning, but let me tell you, it’s HARD for me to get myself up. It’s work in progress, but I know it’ll happen eventually, especially if I set a schedule.
Make a Plan to Get Things Done
If you’re anything like me, you always have a lot going on. Besides working, I have about a million things I want to get done every day. Once I started working though, I felt like I didn’t have time for anything except sleeping and working. I wish I would have better planned for this before I started working and got ready to start working.
I’ve since started setting goals for myself every day in order to get things done. I take all of my big tasks and set mini daily goals to encourage myself to get things done. I also try to get a lot of my catch up work done on my days off so there will be less to do on work days and don’t have to worry as much about things I wasn’t able to get done. You can see my post on increasing productivity here.
Do Your Research
So in theory, you’ve done your research before accepting the job. If you haven’t though, now’s the time to do it! Get a better idea of the company you’re going to work for and the people you’ll be working with.
It’s hard to believe all of this time I spent looking for a job is finally closing! I’m excited to continue sharing my journey with you!