Try these eight tips to get the most out of your first few days – and weeks – on the job.
Whether you’re a recent graduate entering the workforce or a veteran making a career move, joining a new company can be stressful. Onboarding — a process to acclimate new hires with the business — can help ensure they get up to speed so they can start adding value to the business right away.
Try these eight tips to get the most out of your first few days – and weeks – on the job:
1. Do as much research as possible before your first day. If you haven’t already done so as part of your interview prep, be sure to research the company (management, values, culture, etc.) so you’ll know what to expect and won’t feel lost or out of place when you join.
2. Complete the necessary paperwork before you start. From direct deposit information to benefits-related paperwork, attempt to wrap up as much paperwork as you can prior to or on your first day. You’ll earn a reputation for being on top of things. Once that’s out of the way, you can focus on more important matters.
3. Make sure you have the right technology. While most companies will provide the technology you’ll need to use on the job, don’t be afraid to ask if you can bring any device from home so can hit the ground running on the first day. Don’t forget to set up your voicemail so you don’t miss any important messages. Also, feel free to inquire about your email account and ask for any login information you may need to access various tools or software. complete article