So you’ve gotten the training, searched the job openings, aced the interview and landed the position that is your entry into professional life and first step in your career journey. But once you’ve gotten the position, there are a few things you should keep in mind to get a good start on success and keep the momentum going. It’s always good to plan early in dotting all i’s and crossing all t’s so that you can focus on doing your best and building a routine of excellence.
Madame Noire details the first six things you should do upon getting employed and why these actions will keep you focused and organized. You can take charge with the confidence that you’ve done your due diligence.
1. Keep any important work-related documents: It might be difficult to remember to save important documents like your pay stubs (if you receive them by paper) once the check comes in, but paperwork like this and other information might be valuable to keep, especially during your first year of employment. Besides referring to these important documents for reference while filing taxes or keeping track of earnings and deductions, keeping documentation such as your check information and more could also help you in case you decide to apply for a new position, a loan or if you’re looking to move into a new place. But if you decide not to keep your work information, make sure it is disposed of in the right way to avoid having your personal info used by someone other than you. Shredding is always a great disposal method for all your juicy information.