Congratulations! You got a new job! Your application and interview process must have impressed the right people and now it’s time to start your new job and show everyone that you were the right person for the job.
You should be excited to start and if you feel a bit of nerves, that’s okay too. You don’t have to stress about proving yourself, but there are a few easy things that you can do on your first day that will go a long way.
Do These 5 Things On Your First Day
1) Start with an email
If you have the chance to send your boss, or the human resources contact an email before you begin, you should do that. Ask if there is anything you can do to be more prepared, like reading up on company news, products, etc.You can also offer to fill out any paperwork ahead of time.
2) Complete any onboarding logistics
Human resources might not send paperwork via email or post before your first day, so do your best to fill out the forms quickly and accurately. During this time, it’s also important to set up all of your technological things – like phone, computer, printer, and all internet functions. They might have this taken care of, but don’t let your first day with at least asking about it. Once you get into your daily tasks, it’ll be harder to come back to these basics.
3) Take a physical tour
Whether you arrive early, stay a little late, or just find time throughout the day, make sure you know where everything is. Find the bathrooms, the kitchen, the closet of office supplies, and know where the offices are of your coworkers. This will make everything easier as you continue to work there.
4) Know the organization
Use the company website and the organizational chart to get to know your coworkers. Once you get to the office, you can begin to put faces to their names and that will be very helpful. With your coworkers, you should also consider who you can go to for different questions or help that you might need.
5) Follow the lead of your manager
All of these intentions are great as you start your new job, but above all, follow the lead of your manager. Depending on what he or she has planned for you, you might jump right into assignments and not have time for taking the office tour. Let your manager guide you.
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