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There are few things in life more nerve-wracking than your first day at a new job. After spending hours picking out the perfect outfit and rehearsing your handshake to the point when your hands no longer feel like they're attached to your body, there's little more you can do to kill the last of those first-day butterflies. 

Sure, you got a pretty good feel for the place when you went for the interview, but you're wise enough to know that these types of things don't always go as expected. 

"Where should I look? Am I talking too much? Will it look bad if I take my lunch now?" – the stress of f**king up in front of your new employer is enough to make even to most chilled human being break out in a sweat, but one careers expert has offered some advice about what not to do on your first day. 

Jason Sackett told jobs website Glassdoor that anyone looking to impress a room full work colleagues should avoid talking about themselves. 

"To start gaining respect of colleagues and superiors on the first day, make it about them, not about you," he said.

"A common first-day trap is to talk up your own past accomplishments and future ambitions, which makes people nervous or annoyed because they don’t know you."

Bad news if your go-to ice-breaker is a 10-minute synopsis of your life so far. 

Instead, Jason says the best to make a great first impression is to show an active interest in the lives of your co-workers and ask lots of questions. 

"Get curious and enquire about the roles, talents, and achievements of your colleagues to establish a persona as a listener, learner, and collaborator." 

So basically, hold back on the personal speil about how that trip to Thailand changed your view of the world, and smother you colleagues with praise instead. 

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As kids across the country head back to school today, some parents might be feeling a little emotional and Una Healy is definitely one of them.

Posting a picture of her eldest daughter Aoife Bella on Instagram the singer was feeling sentimental as she waved her off on her first day of school.

Captioning the adorable black and white snap, “First day at big school”, Una was a little overwhelmed by the whole experience as she also shared a teary emoji.

 

First day at big school!

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Aoife Belle is four years old and is the eldest of two children for Una and rugby player husband, Ben Foden.

With their youngest Tadhg just one year old, they have a few more years before they have to go through the motions again.

 

Yes we did it!! #uptipp #allirelandchamps

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This all comes just a week after Una said that the pair had no plans to have any more children.

“I’m done now. I really don’t want any more. If I see a baby I’m like ‘No definitely not’.

“It’s tough and really hard work. I’m just so happy with two.”

 

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