30-60-90 Day Plan: Things to Do in the First 60 Days of Your New Job
You are off to a great start. Now that you have survived the of your new job, what’s next? Whether it is a fair thing to do, the reality is that your new manager and peers form opinions about you based on how they perceive you the first three months. What can you do to keep the momentum going for the next 30 days to ensure that you are perceived in a positive light? If you created a 30-60-90 Day Plan for your interview, use this as a guide for what to do during your second month on the job. Here are some ideas for your second 30 days on the job. If you did not create a plan and you wish to do so now, please reference for information on how to do it.
The second 30 days on the job is focused on getting the momentum going in the actual job itself, which means spending less time on training. And you are concerned with expanding your horizons and demonstrating what your capabilities.
- on how you performed during the first 30 days on the job. Discuss what you must accomplish the second 30 days on the job, and make the necessary updates to your 30-60-90 Day Plan. Now that you have been listening, and assessing the lay of the land, now it is time to contribute to the conversation, offering some suggestions based on what you are hearing from your manager. Offer to take on some tasks outside of your responsibilities.
- to demonstrate to your manager and colleagues they made the right choice in hiring you. What are some short, but important projects that you can work on?
- and work with your boss to establish procedures for addressing any issues that you noticed.
- , scheduling more meetings with them and finding ways to connect with them or helping them.
- to build relationships, to get an understanding of how the organization works as a whole, and how the work they do impacts the work you do.
- either by reviewing satisfaction surveys or sources of customer input, or by meeting with them to solicit feedback directly. Pay attention to trends in their satisfaction with the company and make suggestions for what you can do to improve service.
- , and not only the ones that you enjoy or are very good at. Prioritize your responsibilities based on their importance to the organization and not on your preference. If you are weak in one of the core areas, work on developing skills in that area.
- . Your role may have evolved since the interview, be flexible, determine what skills you need to grow into the role, then acquire those skills if you do not already possess them.
- to understand how to perform in your role effectively.
Your 30-60-90 Day Plan is a tool that assists you in getting off to a strong start in your new job. The activities above are great examples of the things to do to successfully complete your second month on the job.
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