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The First 90 Days: Tips for Starting a New Job

Last updated July 15, 2024

Starting a new job can be exciting and overwhelming as you meet new people, learn new processes, and work to be a great employee. Here are a few tips to make a strong impression and achieve success during your first 90 days in a new job!

First 30 days

Make a good first impression

From consistently arriving on time to dressing appropriately and asking important questions, you can set the tone and make a strong first impression. Read more here about starting your new job with your best foot forward!

Meet with your manager and team to clarify expectations

Schedule one-on-one time with your manager and coworkers to learn about their jobs, how you will work together, what resources you will need to be successful in your role, and how your performance will be measured. This will help you get clarity on your job and responsibilities, establish relationships with your coworkers, and help you set goals for what you hope to accomplish during your first 90 days.

Learn about the company

Understand the goals of your company: the mission, the people they serve, or any products or services they offer. Take the time to review your employee handbook and any information your manager or coworkers give you. Ask to sit in on meetings to learn more about what’s happening in the company and offer to handle small tasks that add immediate value while helping you understand how your work fits into the larger goals of the organization.

Create a plan for achieving your goals

Once you meet with your manager and have a list of goals you want to accomplish, it’s time to create a plan. What steps will you take to achieve your goals? How much time and resources will it take? What support do you need along the way? Be sure to write it all down. 

First 60 days

Assess your strengths and areas for growth before providing updates and next steps

Reflect on the status of the goals you set during your first 30 days on the job, as well as the strengths you bring and some areas for growth. Take initiative and schedule a meeting with your manager or team to provide a progress update. What have you accomplished, where do you need help, and what are your next steps?

First 90 days

Have a 90-day check in with your manager

A 90-day review is a great way to check in with your manager to provide an update on the goals you set when first starting the job. This is also a great opportunity to ask for and receive feedback to help you continue excelling in your role!

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