For over 30 years, we’ve been a staple in Kansas and Missouri. Throughout the decades, homeowners have trusted us to replace their Kansas City and St. Louis windows, and they have recommended us to their friends and family due to the quality of service they’ve come to expect from our crew.

Because of that, our little KC windows operation has expanded over the years and we have hired some really great people. We’ve also seen some of our employees come into their own, but not until they’ve struggled through their first day. If only they would have known these three things they should do on their very first day on the job!

Get settled into your new job, whether it’s installing Marvin windows in Kansas City, serving coffee at the local coffee shop, or working IT in a large office with these tips.

Be Prepared With a List of Questions

First days are notorious for tours, introductions, and training. It’s easy to take a backseat and let the day wash over you, but it’s actually better to take a more proactive approach.

One way to do that is to show up the very first day with a list of questions. As you go through the day, add questions to your list. That way, when your tour guide stops and asks if you have questions, you actually have a few to ask!

Learn Where Everything Is

You want to do your best to learn everything about your new role, but don’t forget about the basics. You don’t want to show up to your desk the next day and realize you don’t know where the bathroom is!

Before the end of the day, find the restrooms, the vending machine, and the kitchen. You should also know where important people sit. Know exactly where to find your boss’s desk and anyone else you’ll be interacting with on a regular basis.

Find Someone to Eat Lunch With

You probably won't know anyone on your first day. It's tempting to eat by yourself until you get to know everyone better, but you can miss out on some really great opportunities if you disappear for lunch each day.

If your new boss offers to take you to lunch, you should go, even if you brought a sack lunch. Maybe you aren't the only new hire and you can hang out with a few of the other newbies. If either of these things aren’t an option, at least make sure you’re eating in the cafeteria so you can show management that you’re ready to mingle with your coworkers.

If you’re looking for a new job, it’s always worth checking with us. After all, Alenco has been voted one of the best places to work for a few years in a row! We’d also love to tell you more about our replacement windows in Kansas City. Just give us a call or fill out our online form and we’d be happy to assist you.