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5 Things to Learn on the First Week of Your New Gig

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Expectations

Starting a new job is exciting, so exciting that sometimes we forget to ask what exactly are we supposed to be doing. The first few days on the job are an ideal time to sit down with your boss and ask what his/her expectations are. Knowing from the start what the job entails can save you tons of time in the long run.

Your Neighbors

You’re the new kid on the block and many times we can get the idea that people should come to you with warm greetings. The reality is that when you are the new person on the job it’s best that you make the first move when it comes to meeting your new coworkers. Take a few minutes each day to chat with one person in your department, who knows you might make a new friend.

The Organizational Chart

You don’t want to be the person who is chatting it up with the CEO and doesn’t even realize it. Head over to HR and grab a copy of your company’s organizational chart to stay in the loop.

Policies and Procedures

P&P can be a bit stale, but the more you know about the company the better. Grab those P&Ps along with a fresh cup of coffee and get to work. How else would you know that tipping is not a part of your travel per diem?

Company Culture

Casual Friday, weekly breakfast meetings, the annual charity run, these things are a part of a company’s culture. Take some time during the first week to check underneath the hood of your new employers business.

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Tanida Mullen is the visionary of the Savvy Young Professional, a live event and digital learning platform built for young professionals around the world.

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