How to Succeed in Your First Quarter of a New Job

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Starting a new role can be exciting yet overwhelming, even for the most organized and motivated candidates. Nerves may get in the way of the initial drive to succeed, so it’s important to go in with a clear and positive mindset. This article will provide tips on how to succeed in the first ninety days of a new job, which is crucial in any industry. At UHC Solutions we believe your success is our success. Here’s how you can avoid making mistakes that would sabotage your efforts to kick things off in a new role.

Before, During, and After Your First Day

Prior to your first day on-site, take time to review all the research you did on the organization. Look at your notes from the interviews, read (or re-read) key executive biographies, their mission statement, and the latest press releases.

Your job on day one is to be a sponge. This means gearing up to listen more than you talk. Carry a small notebook so you can take notes. Make sure the majority of any time you spend talking is asking questions to clarify tasks or job responsibilities. While you won’t be able to absorb everything on day one, you’ll be able to review your notes and clean them up with more detail later on.

Make sure you spend some of your first days setting up your office environment. If you have a computer, get comfortable with the software and hardware. Make the space as comfortable as possible; you can always decorate more later on.

After work on your first day, try to decompress and do something relaxing.

During your first week on the job, try to pace yourself. Get to know the people around you and glean as much institutional knowledge as you can. Ask others about the role you’re in; can they share their expectations or insights about your duties? Thank everyone for any help, advice or training they give. If you haven’t done it yet, try to send a thank you note to everyone who helped you land the role.

The first few months leading to the 90-day mark are a critical learning curve for most employees. Talk candidly with your manager about written and unwritten rules and make sure you take the time to get to know your co-workers. If your team asks you out, by all means, go. It’s an important part of bonding with your co-workers as well as learning culturally how to fit in. See if you can work closely with a mentor to improve your performance.

Also, take time to update your networking profiles on social media to let everyone know you’ve taken a new position.

In the first ninety days, you should have acclimated to the position nicely. It’s at that point you can start to map out your professional development. Talk with your manager about goal-setting past ninety days, when your real learning can begin. By the third month, you should start to see where workflows could improve. There may be a set process for recommendations., Make sure you don’t step on anyone’s toes as part of this process.

Find An FQHC Job Today!

To find out more tips for success in your new role, consider talking with the talent team at UHC Solutions. Our job is to help you be successful in your new position. Contact our leading FQHC executive recruiters today.