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Once you've accepted your offer and given your resignation, you should prepare for your new position and prepare to stay in contact with your old colleagues. Prior to starting your new position, plan your route to work so that you can be on time. Also, do some research on appropriate dress for this work environment. Schedule a meeting with your boss if she has not already done so. Come prepared with questions about the general expectations of the company, high priority projects, and how you'll be assessed in the first three months.
In addition to these meetings, continue your research. Although, you did some before your interview, this doesn't mean you know enough to be successful. Examine old projects, learn office politics, and assess the mission-critical goals of the organization. You can then set appropriate goals for your first three months on the job. Once you've settled into your new job, remember to contact your old colleagues to give them updated contact information.
Continue to keep them as a part of your network. You never know when you'll be job hunting, and need professional advice. You should be off to a great start. In the final chapter, I'll discuss special situations that may be relevant to you.
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