After a season of job searching, you have finally accepted a job offer. You’re excited and ready to go. Keep a few things in mind before you go in for your first day of work.
- Paperwork and Other Requirements
If you had to hand someone a form of identification right now, could you find something to hand over? You want to avoid waking up on the day you need to present a form of ID and pulling out all of your sofa cushions. It is especially useful if your new employer gives you a list of requirements. You can use that list to help you know what you need to have prepared. There’s no reason to dawdle. Find out where you can get a background check or go for pre-employment drug testing Pennsylvania. Again, if you had to get into a car today and drive somewhere to complete stuff before your first day of work, would your GPS have the information ready to go?
Come up with some questions to ask on your first day. Ask them and write down the answers. Since you’ll take in a lot of new information, it is always possible that something will leave your mind. When you write down more, you’ll have a better record to look at when you need to know something specific. It can make you feel smarter and more in control, too, adding to your confidence.
What do you need before you start, during the workday, and throughout the weeks to come? Worriers might find comfort in filling the pages of planners or in taking walks. Many people will need to prepare food for a lunch break. Others will want to imagine the future and ask a version of the “Where do you see yourself in x-number of years?” question. Conversations with loved ones or quiet time spent listing the things that make you feel whole can be vital for more visionary workers.
Congratulations. Once you feel prepared, you can look forward to the new experience.