3 must-haves for your first day at work

If you’ve just landed your dream job, you’ll want to make a good impression on your first day. To help you look the part for your new role, we’ve put together this list of the three must-have items you’ll need to start your career:

A suit

If you don’t have a uniform, you’ll need to dress smart to show off your professionalism. A suit is a must-have but, if you face a particularly difficult commute each morning, you’ll need a something that’s more than up to the job.

That’s where the Skopes Palmer Commuter Suit comes in — after all, it’s designed to withstand the rigours of your daily journeys. Crafted from a water-repellent wool blend, it has a stain resistant coating for combatting those coffee spills and plenty of handy pockets for your iPad, mobile and wallet. It’s anti-crease too, so you’ll arrive at work looking as good as you did when you left the house.


The right shoes

They say you can tell a lot about a man by the shoes he’s wearing — and it’s totally right. If you turn up to your first day at a new job in a pair of battered brogues or — worse still — grubby trainers, your boss may start to question if you were the right applicant in the first place!

Always wear smart shoes for your first day at work. It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, so if your new workplace does have a more relaxed dress code, you can gradually introduce trainers to your work wardrobe once you’ve been there a little while.

Make sure you clean your shoes ahead of your first day, as grubby shoes can portray you as lazy. If your dress shoes are beyond repair, it may be worth investing in a new pair. House of Fraser has a great range of formal men’s shoes, which are well worth a look if you’re in need of some new footwear.

A pen

You’ll need to be prepared on your first day. Your new employer may ask you to fill out contact forms and give details like your National Insurance number and next of kin. Make sure you pop a pen in your pocket to ensure you’re equipped to do so and save the embarrassment of asking your employer for one.



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