You’re excited about your first day on the job. Here is an easy to reference checklist of things to help your first day run smoothly. Click here for a PDF of the list.
|Work Eligibility Documentation||Bring acceptable documents for proof of work eligibility. For example: a Social Security card, birth certificate, passport, or green card. Additionally, if you are going to sign-up for direct deposit, ask what is needed for that process. See the USCIS for more information in the U.S. and this link for more information in Canada.|
|Appropriate Attire||Ask for dress code specifics. Don’t be afraid to ask for an example. If you think a uniform is required, ask if it’s provided or where you should purchase the uniform.|
|Necessary Equipment||Clarify if you’re expected to provide any safety equipment, like a hard hat, gloves, or steel-toed shoes.|
|Location||Verify all of the necessary details for parking, getting into the building, and where you are supposed to report. Make sure to verify your arrival time.|
|Supervisor||Get the name of the person you will be reporting to. Also, get business and mobile phone numbers for that person.|
|Schedule||Obtain the start and end time for the work day and when breaks will be given. Find out in advance the options for meals, like if there are restaurants nearby, a cafeteria, or a break room.|
|Orientation||Have a notepad and pen with you to take notes on equipment, processes, team member information, and more. Make sure you ask how to work the phone, clock-in/out, log-on to the computer, use equipment, understand safety information, and ask for a copy of the job description.|
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