June 27, 2007
He's been waiting a long time for this day, and it's eventually arrived. Brown is expected to travel to meet the Queen this afternoon, who will formally offer him the role.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, check out this wonderfully evocative illustration designed by Personnel Today's art editor Kate Collings to accompany this week's Careerwise article Spotlight on First-Day Nerves.
The article helpfully suggests three things Brown can do to make a good first impression:
1) Make friends with his team (relatively easy since he gets to hand-pick them).
2) Get to grips with the job (some would argue he's been doing it from behind the scenes for 10 years).
3) Show his commitment by arriving early or staying late (it helps that he lives upstairs).