Posted by Kevin Jarvis on 12 May 2015
The first 90 days in a new job can be pivotal in your working career.
Ideally, you will want to make a good first impression to your new employer and work colleagues; it is also a great opportunity to establish yourself as an invaluable member of the team.
If you have just started at a new work place, check out these tips to help you put your best foot forward.
It’s the little things
Small actions add up. Be punctual and considerate. Introduce yourself to people in the office. Ask questions. Listen to your colleagues and managers and demonstrate that you are enthusiastic about your new role – and potential future in the company. A sincere interest and a positive attitude won’t go unnoticed, especially when you’re the new face in the office.
Be your best
Show your manager that you are everything you said you would be in your job interview. Deliver consistent, high-quality work. Be productive and professional. While you shouldn’t walk into a new position wanting to change things before you know how the company works, there’s plenty to be said for being innovative and sharing new ideas and strategies. The first 90 days is a period of learning, so don’t be afraid to ask for feedback or advice as well.
Part of the team
We spend a lot of our lives at work, so why not enjoy it? Learn about the company and its culture. Get to know your colleagues. Work with them and show them you are part of the team. Be social – don’t eat a sandwich at your desk if you’ve been asked along to a team lunch. Be a positive addition to the company, not a toxic employee whose time there will end before it starts. If you're yet to start in your new role, make sure you read our tips on how to tackle your first day on the job.