First-day nerves for new PM Gordon Brown?

Gordon Brown new boy

It’s Gordon Brown‘s first day as British Prime Minister today (27 June), as he finally enters Number 10 Downing Street to replace decade-long incumbent Tony Blair.

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).

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2 Responses to First-day nerves for new PM Gordon Brown?

  1. Stephen 28 June 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    Hi Guru

    Its about time I popped over and commented, maybe it’s that “them and us” syndrome or “I cannot live with them or without them.”

    I am talking about Human Resources and Recruitment Consultants of course. Still over the years I have built some good relationships.

    If I go on this will turn in to a post all of its own.

    Anyway back to this post, loved the pic of Gordon Brown!

  2. Guru 28 June 2007 at 4:11 pm #

    Even recruitment consultants are welcome on the Guru blog! You may have noticed Guru has been ‘enjoying’ a bit of a spat with one of your peers. But a temporary peace appears to have broken out – a bit like Christmas in the trenches.