What to do on your first day at a new job?

Posted by Tech Connection on June 17, 2016

You’ve got the job. Now what? We’ll help you with a crash course on a few golden rules for being successful on the first day of your new job.

  1. Understand how the company makes money.

    When you’re working for a company, it’s important to know what that company stands for. Get to know the company’s mission, vision, and core values. This will tell you a lot about what issue the company is solving with their business practices and how they make revenue. If you’re confident in the company’s core values and purpose, you’ll find it easier to complete your projects. You’re not working in vain, instead, you are part of a team contributing to a much larger goal.
  2. Understand your 30-60-90 goals.

    On the first day of the job, create 30-60-90 goals with your manager. These are goals that you can reach within your career by 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days. These goals can be to complete a certain amount of projects or maybe learning a new skill that could help you in doing your job. Start off your goals with something that won’t overwhelm you initially. You’ll still need time to get used to your work environment.
  3. Create systems to stay on top of your goals.

    Organization skills are one of the most important skills that you can have at any job. Putting a system in place to keep yourself organized and on top of goals will help you avoid missing deadlines and appearing unprofessional. Try using Excel and creating a spreadsheet that lays out your projects and their corresponding deadlines. This way you’ll have a visual of your responsibilities. Then you can simply check them or delete them once they’re completed.

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