Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
First off congratulations! You should not down play your offer due to the fact that it took three months. It is still a great accomplishment that you should be proud of! When considering how you should prepare, you should first research the company before you start so you can have a better idea of who you will be representing and working for. Once you start working, you should observe your peers as it pertains to their company culture, their work ethic, and dress code. By learning and observing how the company dresses, it will ensure that your first impression will not be negatively influenced by what you are wearing that day. During your first few weeks, everyone at the company will understand you are adapting to their company climate and learning the ropes. I would make sure that you ask any questions you may have to your peers, a mentor if you have one and managers (if you get a chance) to minimize the likely hood of getting confused or lost in the amount of new information you are about to receive. Asking these questions will show your peers that you are taking the initiative to seek out necessary information to learn about your new position. Additionally, you should aim to take lead on any projects that you may work on. This will convey to your managers your strong work ethic, your ability to take initiative and lead people. Lastly, be proud and enjoy what you do at your company, this will make a lasting impression and impact.