Some people talk about it beginning from day one. I suggest talking about a firm before day one.
You receive the offer; you accept the offer; you give notice. You speak with your future manager about what their expectations are starting the role. You do that right after you give notice. In this way, you can lay out some plans, perhaps schedule some meetings not long after you come on board. Perhaps they have an idea of what your early schedule will be like, but it is best to talk about this proactively before you start, rather than beginning with your first day.
“On my first day, what will wind up doing is walking in and… ” In this way, you have time to hash things out with your future boss proactively. Otherwise, you may be surprised on day one to discover that their thoughts are very different than yours.
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