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What to expect on your first day of work

Veronica C. | May 23, 2012

Regardless of the industry, your first day of work after searching for premium entry level jobs or internships is generally the same. While the details of the business may differ, the introduction to your first couple of career opportunities will tend to be relatively low-key. Here are some tips on what you can expect from your first day of work.

A tour
Whether you’re working in finance or journalism, the first step that many employers take when greeting new hires is to give a tour of the office. Depending on the size of the company, you may meet everyone or be given a whirlwind summary of the different departments and managers. Don’t fret about remembering where everything is located or each person’s name – it is your first day, after all.

Before you can get down to business, expect to go through a lot of paper work. While you may have gotten a taste of this during the hiring process, many companies need you to sign all sorts of disclaimers, agreements, contracts and insurance documents. You’ll also have to bring along some documents to set up your status with payroll.

Not much to do
While you’ll definitely get an introductory taste of your future responsibilities, your first day is largely geared toward getting you acclimated to a new office environment. You may go over some procedures and best practices, but come 3:00 p.m., don’t be surprised if you’re in need of something to do.


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