Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk
Have you recently been offered a new job? If so, congratulations! You’ve probably updated your resume while applying, and made a great first impression in your interviews. All your hard work paid off when you were offered a new job, and you’re now waiting for the first day at your new employer. If you’re wondering how to be successful right off the bat, be sure to read the tips we’ve compiled to prepare you for a new role.
If you didn’t check out the company’s website, recent news stories, or Glassdoor page as part of your interview prep, now is a great time to do some research. Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, new hires meet company executives and directors as part of their orientation, and this research can spark interesting conversations and demonstrates a desire to learn more about the company. Even if you did research before your interview, it never hurts to do a quick search in case new stories are available.
Practice your commute
You probably visited the company for your interview, but did you travel during rush hour? Many interviews are scheduled in the middle of the day, so practice your new commute on a weekday before starting. This will allow you to allocate time accordingly so you’re on time (or early!) for your first day.
Your first day will likely involve some important paperwork. If the recruiter requested you to bring certain pieces of info like a passport or a driver’s license on the first day, take some time and get organized. There’s nothing worse than running around the house the morning of your first day because your social security card wasn’t where you thought it was. It also helps to figure out in advance what tax withholdings to choose on your W-4, who to list as emergency contacts, and if you’d like your name badge to say Jon or Jonathan. This is also a great time to plan your first day attire – some companies take a headshot on a new employee’s first day, so dressing well ensures your company photo looks especially professional.
Reach out to the company’s recruiter for any questions leading up to your first day. Not sure where to park, if you should bring a lunch, when to arrive, or what to bring with you? The recruiter can provide these answers. Make sure to ask a few business days before you need answers in case your contact is out of the office.
With tips in hand, we wish you luck in your new role! Starting a new job is an exciting time with unknown and interesting opportunities ahead of you.
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