I've never worked/volunteered, or held a job. On top of that, I'm not very "friendly" (i.e. I don't have any friends).
The only idea of the hiring process that I have is an interview (or series of them), a background check, and then something is done to get the person started on the job.
I've literally Googled "what happens after interview", and none of the pages listed mention anything about the hiring process. It's all centered around what happens after you're already doing the work.
I'm in IT, and I'd like to think that they don't just call you up, tell you that you got the job, and then stuff you into a cubicle expecting you to do magic.
I need a detailed outline as to what happens upon getting a position at some company/organization/etc.
Do they make you sign stuff? If so, what are they called? Are they common in every place you go? Do "contracts" apply here?
Do they give you "training"? Does every job have some kind of orientation?
I've tried to reference movies and TV, but there's literally nothing referenced out there that describes this process. And if they have, I've yet to find it.
I'm sure it's different for every organization, but I'm in the US.
This might seem like a very mundane thing to ask about it, and I'm sure some of you would be surprised to find that I'm actually an undergrad student.
The short explanation is that I moved around a lot as a kid. Things happened, I didn't get the best education. This just so happened to also impact a lot of other things in my life, and I'm getting tired of it.
I need to know what to expect before I start applying, otherwise I'm going to be forced to submit to things where I can't assess the consequences for. Hence, I need some insight.
It's the same as running into a cave without making sure there aren't any bears inside.
All I'm asking for is a description of what's generally asked of a person after an interview takes place and when they decide they want you for the job.