New Agency Job Adaptation

The ultimate guide to help you with your New Agency Job.

Starting a New Agency Job can be a daunting thing, especially if you’re changing industries or have little experience in an agency environment. While each agency experience will differ, we’ve put together some top tips to help you settle in and reduce any reservations you may have.

Adapting to Your New Agency Job

1 Arrive Early to your New Agency Job.

Ensuring you have enough time to comfortably arrive at work may be an obvious tip. I’m sure you have already planned out your commute and you may already know the area well. Giving yourself plenty of time to arrive will help to put you in the right headspace to start your day. Showing up late doesn’t look good and will make you feel like you’re off to a bad start before you’ve even entered your new workplace. While it makes sense to be early rather than late, you may feel more comfortable arriving closer to the time that you start work rather than very early. You will get a feel for this as you progress but we recommend showing up at least 15 minutes before you’re due to start.

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2 Research!

You should already be familiar with the company – after all, you applied for the job! However, taking the next step to research as much as you can about the company before you start will help you feel more comfortable on your first day and hopefully stop any uncomfortable knowledge gaps cropping up. Some things you might want to research could be the history of the company, past clients, competitors & industry.

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3 Make a Checklist.

We’ve already touched on some ways that can help you mentally prepare for your first week. While this is important, it’s also important to make sure that you have everything you will need to perform your job and have a smooth day at work. Making a checklist can help you ensure that you haven’t forgotten anything you may need. Some things you might want to include on your list can include: 

Documents & ID

Packed Lunch

Water Bottle


Appropriate Clothing (Check the Weather Forecast!)

Any Money You May Need for Travel etc.


4 Socialise.

It’s a given that you will be meeting a lot of new people when you start your new job. This can be intimidating and challenging trying to remember everyone’s names and job roles. A lot of companies will have induction meetings to help you get to know your colleague’s roles. This is helpful but there is still work you can do to help you get acquainted with your new team. A good way to get comfortable is to socialise with your new colleagues at lunchtime. Try and take your lunch at the same time as your co-workers as this is a great way to get to know their personalities and interests outside of work.

Socialising like this in an informal way can put you at ease when it’s time to work on a project together and also leaves a good impression on your team. First impressions count so try not to shy away from opportunities that give you an opportunity to get to know your colleagues.


5. You Were Hired for a Reason.

We know the process of starting a new job can be nerve-wracking for anyone but our most important top tip is to remember you were hired for a reason. There were probably a lot of people that applied for the same role as you and you probably had to go through a series of interviews, your references contacted. You maybe even had to show a portfolio or take some tests. Out of all the potential candidates you were the one that was chosen for the role, your employers must like your skill and personality so remember this when you start your first week. Try to relax and be yourself and show the company your authentic self – You’ve got this!

We hope this guide has been helpful and we wish you all the best in your new role, congratulations!