My First 90 Days: Don’t Get Stuck in the Cement



In this series, professionals share how they rocked — or didn’t! — the all-important first 90 days on the job. Follow the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag #First90 in the body of your post).

The first 90 days on a job are all about assessing the scope of your role and establishing connections. Even if you have fairly prescribed responsibilities, it’s still worth analyzing the scope of the position you’ve filled. You want to make sure it’s clear to everyone that you are a creative thinker and someone who is capable of finding better ways to do things.

Of course, the first and foremost requirement is that you do an excellent job at the assignments you are given. But you also want to avoid being typecast as someone with a narrow set of capabilities. If you can offer constructive suggestions about how the job could be done better, people will see that you are a creative thinker. Without being overly pushy, you want to be recognized as someone willing to volunteer new ideas. READ MORE