Learn how to succeed at a new job. Find out what to do in the first 90 days to impress your boss and deliver results.
- The first 90 days of a new job are crucial. It's that whole first impressions thing. You're gonna be assessed on whether you're a right fit for the job, and it's that period whereby everything you do will be watched. And I know that that sounds like it'll be scary and there's a pressure, but this is a really, really exciting time. You've done all the hard work, you've got the job. Now, you're in there and it provides you the opportunity in which you can learn, you can implement and most importantly, you can show them what you're made of, you can show that you can deliver results.
Now I'm Aimee Bateman, I'm the founder of Careercake, I'm a careers expert and employability coach, and throughout my time as a recruiter, I have placed over 4,000 people in their dream jobs. It's a lot of people I've worked with. People that have worked at all different levels, in big businesses, small businesses, and I help them to present their value. In fact, a lot of people that I've placed in their jobs over 10 years ago, and now clients of mine. They're HR managers, they're marketing directors. People who have gone on to absolutely smash it from day one.
And you will make mistakes. You're not going to be able to bring it 100% every single moment of every single day, you are a human being, I don't do that. It's totally okay, we're all normal. However, I do know that you care about your career because you're watching this. Now I'm looking at this camera and I'm seeing it because you're here, and I know that your new boss is seeing it as well. So what we're gonna do in this video is break down those first 90 days for you month by month, into sections of activity that you need to do in order to make a real impact.
Now in this course, we're gonna look at proven framework that I've used time and time again that will fully help you to make a good impression. So you're gonna build a platform to ensure you deliver that value that you said you were gonna do in the interview. Now we're gonna look at the activity you need to do to impress your boss, to get along with your coworkers and start delivering like you know you can. Now when you start working in the business, your new boss will be looking out for a number of signs, behaviors, signals just to confirm that they made the right decision when they hired you.
What is your line manager gonna be looking out for, okay? Well, there's a few things they're gonna be looking out for, but are you able to maintain the performance you delivered in the interview? So your energy levels. Are you able to deliver on the promises and claims that you made, that's your value add. How quickly can you get up and running and start contributing, and will you slot in with the current structure and the team as the culture and the values? Hiring you was a really big investment for this business, okay, but it's also a risk.
Now I've said it before, people will look at you hoping to see behaviors that you exhibit that will show them that they made the right decision. Now they are going to train you, yeah. They're gonna sort out your desk, they're gonna sort out your computer and other tech infrastructure, but there'll also be an impact on other staff, so there'll be people administrating the paperwork and getting to know you and taking out of their day to build relationships. Now it all costs money, I've made the wrong hire before and it hurts. It hurts financially, and sometimes it can really, really hurt on a personal level.
So you need to grab this chance with both hands to show them what a positive impact you're gonna make. Don't leave it to the employer now to guide you through this period, okay? Now they will have an induction process, some will be short, maybe even half a day, but some will be a whole week or even more. But, now this is really important. You need to take responsibility for this. You have to be the driving force. You need to own this experience, because only you own your career. And I mean that, you don't own your job, they own your job.
Now as Earl Nightingale said, this is my absolute favorite quote, and in fact the reason I started Careercake. "The biggest mistake you can make "is to believe you are working for somebody else." Now what did Earl Nightingale mean when he said that? Well, exactly that. The jobs are owned by companies, organizations. The job is owned by them. You own your career, and that can be the next 20, 30, or 40 years. But everyday that you are working, you are working for exactly that. You are working for your career. And this period, the first three months, which let's be fair is probably your probation period can be the platform to launch your career within this company, this landscape right now.
So this training video is structured into three areas to help guide you through this time. So we're gonna look at absorb, implement, and deliver. Month one is all about absorbing, listening, and learning. Month two, all about implementing. So carrying out tasks, testing things, and trying things. Month three is all about delivering, delivering tangible results and adding real value. Now this list is by no means exhaustive, and every new role will be different, which means that you'll come across lots of different challenges and opportunities.
But the idea here is to help guide you into thinking how your role impacts everybody in the business and provides you with ways that you can demonstrate your value from the get go. I'm excited, I hope you are, let's get started.
- Explain how to establish touch points with new colleagues.
- Recognize common mistakes you could make in your first 90 days.
- Name the steps you should take during the first 30 days of a new management job.
- Recall what you should implement during the second month of a management job.
- List the steps to take if you find that your new job is not turning out like you hoped it would.