What to bring to Job Orientation
Starting a new job can be exciting, but it’s important to arrive at orientation prepared. To ensure you have a successful job orientation, you’ll need to bring a few essential items.
You’ll need to provide your employer with photocopies of several important documents at job orientation, so be sure to bring the originals with you. The documents you’ll need may include:
- A valid form of photo ID: Examples include a driver’s license or state-issued ID card.
- Proof of citizenship: You may need to provide your employer with a birth certificate, U.S. passport or Naturalization Certificate.
- References: Have a list of 3-5 professional or educational references ready.
- Social security card: Have your social security card handy, as you will need to provide this information to your employer.
If you possess any educational certificates, diplomas or degrees, be sure to bring them with you to job orientation. These credentials may include:
- Proof of degree completion: If you have recently graduated, have a copy of your diploma or transcripts available.
- Additional certifications/training: If you have taken any job-specific courses or have additional certifications, be sure to bring these with you.
- Degrees from other institutions: If you have completed college or technical training, provide copies of your transcripts or completion certificates.
Be certain to bring the following items to job orientation if applicable:
- Work permits/visas: If you need a work permit or visa to work in the United States, bring any documents and stamps supporting your legal permission to work.
- Forms of payment: Have a form of payment ready to turn in any fees associated with the job orientation process.
Starting a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience, but by arriving prepared you can have a successful job orientation. Be sure to bring the listed items, such as documents, educational items and other items, to ensure you start your new job off on the right foot.