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Rahul PandeyTech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei

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You should "Learn how to fish" instead of "receiving fish" — your goal in onboarding is to become a self-sufficient, productive engineer as quickly as possible.

The way you do that is to ask follow-up questions when you get help and understand how you would have arrived at the solution on your own.

Bias toward asking for help earlier when you're new to a company, since you don't know what you don't know. It's better to be more annoying for the first month on the job rather than somewhat annoying for 6 months.