Congratulations, you’ve landed a new job! You’re excited and ready to hit the ground running, but now that you have the job, what are you supposed to do? The first ninety days on the job present a wonderful opportunity to impress your boss and create a strong, positive reputation among your coworkers. Having goals, and keeping yourself task-oriented, is a key way to keep the job and even put yourself in the running for promotions and raises. Here at WeMeanCareer, we want to support you during this critical time.

Enjoy our top 23 ways to make the most of your first ninety days on the job.  


  1. Develop a work plan for the first 90 days
  2. Set clear goals
  3. Connect with others
  4. Listen and learn
  5. Ask questions
  6. Talk to the experts
  7. Focus on key KPIs
  8. Treat feedback like a gift
  9. Manage your professional development
  10. Learn your “product”
  11. Embrace the team
  12. Become autonomous
  13. Recommend improvements
  14. Always have a backup answer ready
  15. Arrive prepared
  16. Be proactive
  17. Get involved
  18. Secure an “early win”
  19. Be a “go to” person
  20. Be accountable
  21. Arrive early
  22. Stay late sometimes to show dedication
  23. And finally, just be your best self


You are now prepared to optimize your first ninety days on the job! Congratulations on taking initiative and being proactive in your new position. Keeping these goals in mind, you are sure to make a great and lasting first impression. By completing these tasks you will not only make your boss glad to have hired you, but also put yourself in a strong position within your new company and make your remaining days on the job that much more productive. We hope after reading this, you feel prepared to take on your new job!

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