Starting a new job is exciting and a bit scary. The learning curve is steep and you feel like you're moving at a "rackabazillion" (my 5 year-old's scientific term) miles a minute.
HIT PAUSE. Take a moment to:
- Write down your goals in this new role and a timeline to complete them
- Speak with your manager about what you are expected to accomplish in the first 3, 6, or 9 months
Then, make sure you initiate a check in with your manager at 3 or 6 months.
- Share the goals you have completed, and tell them you want to make sure you're on track to get where you want to be by your review
Don't wait for your manager to do this! YOU are the best advocate for yourself.
Track your goals, ensure you're meeting them, and schedule regular check ins with your manager to get ahead.