You’ve Accepted a Job Offer, Now What?
You accepted a job offer, congrats! Sure, it’s time to celebrate but the recruiting process doesn’t stop here. Typically, you will have at least a couple of weeks before you start your new job which means, you have time to relax but also to prepare for your new job. One of the biggest mistakes many new hires make when starting a new job is ghosting the recruiter or hiring manager. It is important to have at least one touch point with your new employer before you start. There is nothing worse than not hearing back from your newly hired employee after you’ve extended the offer. Below are few tips to keep the communication moving before your start date:
Do Your Homework
Ask your main point of contact for recommendations on preparing for your position. Being proactive and demonstrating your readiness to dive into some of the research or workload before your first day stands out. Don’t fret if you're told there's no need to prep in advance—many companies incorporate an in-depth training program into their new hire orientation, which means you'll be equipped with all the tools you need to be successful.
Want to know what the office culture is like? Most companies will have social accounts to feature their office culture. Some companies even create social channels, groups, to engage employees, take advantage of this space! Not only will it help you in learn about the company, it’s also a useful way to stay up to date, ask questions, and chime in on future plans or ideas.
Build Your Brand
Take the time to update your LinkedIn profile so that your past experience is up to date and your new position is highlighted in your title. This signals to other companies that you have already accepted a position, while also showing how excited you are to be joining the team. Once your profile is ready to go, connect with your future colleagues and follow their updates and your new employer’s profile. Don’t be surprised if people from your new company start connecting with you — LinkedIn is a tremendous tool that many people use to learn more about their teammates ahead of time.
Share Your Story
Share a post letting your connections know that you’ve accepted a new job. Be sure to share your new employer’s name and a little about your new responsibilities. This is also a great opportunity to thank a recruiter or referral who helped you get in the door.
These tips demonstrate the value in being proactive and involved. There is no “one size fits all” technique for maintaining warm communication lines during the onboarding process, nor is there a point in your career in which these tips expire. Keep them in mind as you continue down your path and have confidence in the fact that your preparation and dedication to your new role will result in a great first day experience. We’re here to assist you in meeting your career aspirations in any way that we can. Arrange a complimentary discussion today at firstname.lastname@example.org