After applying for a job, going through multiple interviews and then negotiating your terms upon receiving a job offer, you might feel like you're in need of a vacation. No luck – things are just getting going. Starting a new job is exciting, challenging and just a little bit intimidating. And the first 90 days of the job are crucial to establishing yourself as a valuable member of the team. Here are tips for making the most out of your first 90 days on the job.
Know What is Expected of You
Before you can impress your new boss and colleagues, you have to know what it will take to do it. That's why the single most important step to making the most of your first 90 days on the job is to have a strong understanding of what is expected of you and how you'll be evaluated. Before your first day, you should already have a good idea of expectations (it should definitely be one of the questions you ask during the interview). And within your first couple of days, depending on the on-boarding process, you should ask your supervisor to reiterate and clarify them. After all, it doesn't matter how hard you work, if you're not working toward the right goals.