10 Tasks To Complete Between A Job Offer And Your First Day On The Job
<ul><li>You’ve mastered the job search , and now it’s time to close the loop with your former boss and co-workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide as much notice as possible, write a thoughtful resignation letter, and do as much as you can to ease the transition for the people you will be leaving behind. </li></ul>
Even if the experience at your former job was horrible, the best career advice is to keep all communications thoughtful and dignified. It truly is a small world, and you never know what will happen in the future.
After all the preparation you did to land the job, now it’s time to do more to prepare for your debut. Request access to any and all information relating to your new position, including org charts.
If you can set up a time to meet with new associates before you start, that's ideal. If not, it’s wise to set up introductory meetings in advance, so that you will get to know the people you will be working with - and for - right away.
Filling out forms and sitting through benefits videos can eat up a lot of precious time during your first days on the job. Work with your new manager and HR to get as much ‘HR housekeeping’ done as possible before your first day.
Leverage social-networking sites such as Linkedin and Twitter - not only to announce your new role but also to collaborate with your new colleagues. In addition, sign up for any feeds from your company, its partners and its competitors.
Develop a set of goals for the first week, the first month and the first 90 days in your new position.
Map your route so that you aren’t late on your first day. By taking a test-drive to the office during rush hour, you can figure out how long it will take you to reach your destination during the most congested times on the road.
Prepare to feel a little stupid. Starting any new job is rough. Acknowledge beforehand that you won't have all of the answers your first day on the job, and be prepared to ask lots of questions.
The time between the job offer and the job may be busy, but things are bound to be busier once you start your new position. Be sure to allot some time to relax and regroup while you have the chance. Presented by: