A Naval Architect’s Onboarding Experience
Interviewer: Did you feel ready to start your first day?
“Yes. I have previous working experience from where I came from. So I worked for more than three years back home and when I got my job here I was ready for starting. But still I was kind of rusty because it had already been two years since I last worked.
On my first days, I was really well welcomed. It was nice. On the first day, I got assigned and was in charge of a big project right away. However, I didn’t really like that decision because I was, like I said, rusty, but I couldn’t say no. I went for it, and it took me a while to get used to work again because this is different than just starting. I didn’t expect to have a big project for myself on the first day. Nobody expects that, right?
“In my mindset, I don’t classify experiences as positive or negative. They are just experiences because I still can learn from it. However, I would say that it was not the most comfortable Onboarding experience I’ve had because it was like I started working with a blindfold, blinded. So it was hard to get used to it because there was not really an onboarding process for me. It was working immediately.”