Just as you would not hike off into the wilderness without a trail map, neither should you set off to a new job without at least a rough idea of where it will take you. Hopefully, you were able to ask about potential career paths during the interview process.
How long do employees typically hold the same position? Will there be good industry networking opportunities? Is there one path up or multiple approaches? Read the map. There’s no need to memorize the fresh water sources (we’re pretty sure that’s provided), but check the route for accessibility. Will this job take you to that scenic view at the top?