Starting a New Job: What to Expect on Your First Day

Starting a new job can be a very intimidating experience. If you have never done so before, you really do not know what to expect. Here are a few things to expect on your first day at a new job.

Meet Employees

Typically, whenever you start a new job, you are going to be the employees that you will be working with first. You will most likely start out by meeting your immediate supervisor. They will then take you around and introduce you to the rest of the employees. If you are working in a big company with a lot of employees, there is a good chance that you are not going to be able to are member all of the names. Do not worry about this as you will be able to pick them up later. Try to least are member your new managers name.


After meeting everyone that you will be working with, they are most likely going to give you a tour of your working area. They will take you to the area that you are going to be performing your duties and show you around. Try to do the best you can to remember your way around work. If you are working in a big office building, there is a good chance that you will get lost when you first start. However, as you work there for a little while, you should be able to easily find your way around.


After you get accustomed to the area and your coworkers, you will most likely have to start filling out some paperwork. Every time you start a new job, there is going to be paperwork involved. Most of the time, you will have to fill out a W-4 form for tax purposes. This will tell your employer how much money to deduct out of your paycheck for federal taxes and state taxes. During this time, your employer is most likely going to give you an employee handbook or something that spells out the rules of your employment.


After you have gone through all of these steps, your manager is most likely going to start going over the basics of what you will be doing. They are going to take you to your working area and show you some of the steps that will be involved in your job. Do not worry if you cannot pick up all of them on the first day. Try to learn as much is you can but do not be discouraged if you forget a few things. After all, you can always ask your coworkers or the manager for some help if you forget something. Be willing to step in and give things a try shortly after your manager shows you what to do. This will make a good impression on your manager and they will feel comfortable leaving you to do your job in the future.

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