November 2, 2020

Tips for starting a new role remotely

The first day of any new job can be daunting, and starting a new job remotely can present all new challenges. How can you get it right, and start your new role with confidence? Follow our five great tips to help you prepare for your first virtual day at work.


Here are our top five tips to help you prepare for your first day of remote working:


  1. Onboarding. It’s a good idea to double check with plenty of time around your employer’s plans for onboarding. This includes when you will receive your IT equipment, start and finish times, the plan for your first day etc. Be proactive and get in touch with your new employer if you’re not sure.
  2. Start to build relationships from day one. When working remotely, catching up needs to be more intentional. Send a quick hello to teammates or introduce yourself via email – you can even set up time for a virtual coffee.
  3. Ask questions. This shows you are engaging in your new role, and helps you quickly come to grips with anything you’re unsure about.
  4. Adopt a neutral tone and communication style until you get to know how your team communicates. Every workplace is different.
  5. Set up your workspace. Create a space you enjoy being in to help get you get into a positive frame of mind for working.


With a small amount of preparation and a proactive attitude, the first day of your new job working remotely should run smoothly – we wish you all the best!


Ready to tackle the first day of a new role? Stockdale is on hand to help you find your next job in printing, warehousing and logistics. Contact us today.

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