The only thing I like to talk about more than dinner is maybe breakfast and lunch. Then of course there’s also brunch, dunch, linner and supper. Whichever way we talk about food, it’s all good. So let’s discuss work dinner venues.
There are so many ways to go with this so it’s important to first get your facts straight. Just like planning a wedding or any event really, it’s critical to nail down the who, what, when, and then you can more easily fill in the where. For example, if you are planning an event for 10 people, you aren’t going to search venues requiring a minimum of 200 or more. Instead, you’ll want to look for a cozier venue. But there will be occasions in which you are hosting a much larger group.
Some of the most impressive venues in New Jersey include Liberty House, Park Savoy, The Skylands Manor and Nanina’s in the Park, just to name a few. There are endless options but, of course, the most popular places will book up first and well in advance so keep that in mind as well. You could also opt for a lesser known venue or even any restaurant that you may already enjoy.
One of the hot trends at the moment are these event spaces that you can rent out for the night such as Vibe and make the night be whatever you want it to be. Just make sure that you pick some place comfortable and conducive to what you are looking to achieve.
You went through the search for a new job, showed up dressed well and aced the interviews. Good news you have landed the job you wanted. The hardest part of a new job is that you are the new kid on the block and you have no clue who everyone is and what is expected of you. So let’s use your 1st day in the office Survival Guide.
Dress the part for the job. If it is a casual office, don’t be too casual your first day. Most businesses have a dress code. If you dress as you did for the interview you can’t go wrong.
Remember the company thought you would be a good fit, so take a deep breath and walk in with confidence, but don’t appear to be too cocky.
Pack a lunch. Until you know the ins and outs of the lunch schedule you want to be prepared. You don’t know if people order lunch, go out or if there is a kitchen where you can store your lunch. Pack something that does not require refrigeration.
Ask questions. It is important for you to know the culture of the office and what is expected of you. Knowing what is expected of you will go a long way to boosting your confidence.
Smile and be friendly with the people you meet, but above all do not get involved in office gossip. If someone wants to gossip, you can just politely say,” I don’t really know her/him”. You don’t want to feel pulled into one group or another. You are better served to remain neutral. You don’t want to be seen as someone who gossips.
Be punctual when taking breaks or lunch. If you have one hour for lunch do not take 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Just as preparing for an interview, preparing for your first day is important. The first impression you present to others is likely the one they will remember. You were hired to do a job, so do it to the best of your ability right from the first day on. Good luck!