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Advice: What to expect on your first day

Telstra Careers Advice

Posted on September 11, 2017

3 min read

Anticipation, curiosity, excitement and nerves are common emotions you’re likely to feel on your first day on the job. The last time you felt this way may have been during your interview. And now, the weeks have flown by and you’re getting ready to walk through those doors to start your new job.

Welcome to Telstra, where you’ll be a valued member of our 32,000+ strong global team, inspired to deliver a brilliant customer experiences as we transform our business into a world-class technology company.

Upon your arrival, you can expect to be greeted by your immediate team members and shown to your new working space. Depending on your business unit, you may be sitting in one of our Future Ways of Working areas.

You’ll be introduced to your colleagues, and shown around your new office area. Part of what makes Telstra a great place to work is the technology that allows us to work flexibly and that means that your manager may be based in an entirely different city! If you’re not sharing an office with your manager, you’ll likely meet them in a VC or virtual conference where you’ll meet face to face through technology instead.

It’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed by all the different names and roles, and acronyms – and you might start to think that there’s no way you’ll ever be able to learn it all. But trust us, you will get the hang of things and no one is expecting you to on your first day, week or longer even – we’ve all been there.

Get to know us

One of your first meetings might be with your immediate team or the people who you’ll be working with the most. You might be paired up with a buddy to help show you around or explore some of our digital services to get you work ready. There’s a lot of information to take in, but go at your own pace and ask as many questions as come to mind – it’s the fastest way to learn.

You’ll get to know who the senior leadership team is, the different functions and what they look after, where the team is based nationally and globally, the various tools as well as the resources that will help you along the way and more. Whether you’re already well versed or a complete novice, the friendly team will be more than happy to personalise your learning experience.

Empowered to deliver

To help you get started, you’ll receive access to our ‘Get Started portal’ – this is made up of modules for you to go through at your own pace, and is a great resource to learn about Telstra – including its different Business Units, our strategy, employee benefits (of which there are many!) and more.

Rest assured that your manager and team will be there to support you, along with the rest of the wider team.

Tips for your first day on the new job:

  1. Ask as many questions as you can
  2. Have a positive attitude
  3. Be yourself

Good luck – we’re looking forward to getting to know you soon!

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