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The first 90 days of a new job are crucial. You’ll be assessed on whether you’re the right fit for the job and it’s the period whereby you can show them you can deliver results. It's fun but it's also really scary.
Aimee Bateman, founder of Careercake and careers expert and has placed over 4,000 people in their dream jobs. In this course she's going to break down those first 90 days for you, month by month, into sections of activity that you need to do in order to make a real impact.
- build a platform to ensure you deliver that value you said you would in your interview
- look at the activity you need to do to impress your boss and get along with your coworkers
- understand how you can start delivering like you know you can.
In this course you'll learn how to:
The first 90 days of a new job are crucial. It’s the whole first impression thing. You’ll be assessed on whether you’re the right fit for the job and it’s the period whereby everything you do will be watched and I know that sounds like it’s going to be really scary and loads of pressure …scary! But this is a really exciting time – you’ve done all the hard work, you’ve got the job. Now, you’re in there and it provides you with the opportunity in which to learn, implement and most importantly, you can show them what you are made of. You can show them you can deliver results.
I’m Aimee Bateman, founder of Careercake; I’m a careers expert and employability coach. Throughout my time as a recruiter I placed over 4,000 people in their dream jobs – that’s a lot of people I’ve worked with, people at all levels in big businesses, small businesses and I help them present their value.
In fact, a lot of people who I placed in their jobs over 10 years ago are now clients of mine, they are HR managers, Marketing Directors. People who have gone on to absolutely smash it from day one. You will make mistakes and you won't be able to bring 100% every single moment of every single day, you are a human being. I don’t do that it's totally ok, we’re all normal. However, I do know that you care about your career because you are watching this.
I‘m looking at this camera and I’m seeing it because you are here and I know that and your new boss has certainly seen it as well.
So, what we are going to do in this video is break down those first 90 days for you, month by month, into sections of activity that you need to do in order to make a real impact.
Now, in this course we are going to look at a proven framework I’ve used time and time again that will fully help you to make a good impression. We’re going to build a platform to ensure you deliver that value you said you would in your interview. We are going to look at the activity you need to do to impress your boss, get along with your coworkers and start delivering like you know you can.
When you start working in the business, your new boss will be looking out for a number of signs, behaviors, signals just to confirm that made the right decision when they hired you.
So, what’s the line manager going to be looking out for?
They’ll be looking out for a few things.
1. Are you able to maintain the performance you delivered in the interview? (Energy levels).
2. Are you able to deliver on the promises and claims you made? (Value-add).
3. How quickly can they get you up and running, and start contributing?
4. Will you slot in with in the current structures and teams? (Values).
Hiring you is an investment for a business. But it’s also a risk. I’ve said it before; people will look at you hoping to see behaviors that you exhibit that will show them the made the right decision.
Now they are going train you; sort out your desk/computer other tech infrastructure; there will be an impact on other staff; administering the paperwork and getting to know you and taking time out of their day to build relationships now it all costs money.
I’ve made the wrong hire before and it hurts. It hurt financially and sometimes it can hurt on a personal level.
So you need to grab this chance with both hands and show them what a positive impact you are going to make.
Don’t leave it to the employer now to guide you in this period.
Yes, they’ll have an induction process, some will be short, maybe even half a day and some will be a whole week or even more. But now this is really important - you need to take responsibility and be the driving force. You need to own this experience, because only you own your career. And I mean that you don’t own your job, they own your job.
As Earl Nightingale said, ‘The biggest mistake you can make is to believe you are working for somebody else’
What did he mean? Well he means exactly that.
Jobs are owned by companies, organisations, the ‘job’ is owned by them. …you own your career and that may be the next 20, 30, 40 years. Every day you are working for that. You are working for exactly that, you are working for your career.
This period, the first three months which - let’s be fair is a probationary period - can be the platform to launch your career within this company, this landscape right now.
This training video is structured into three areas to help guide your activity.
Absorb. Implement. Deliver.
Month 1 is all about absorbing, listening and learning.
Month 2 is all about implementing; carrying out tasks, testing things and trying things.
Month 3 is all about delivering - delivering tangible results and adding real value.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and every new role will be different, which means you’ll come across a whole list of challenges and opportunities. The idea here is to help guide you into thinking about how your role impacts everyone in a business, and provide you with ways to demonstrate your value from the get go.
I’m excited. I hope you are. Let’s get started.
Linda Narbeth – 13 February 2018
What a great course, this would help anyone to achieve great results in their new role. Aimee's enthusiaum is infectous, thank you Aimee for a real valuable course.
Will Bui – 28 November 2017
I am starting a new job after a decade in university and this course is exactly what I needed. I love Aimee's enthusiasm and how she presents her advice in simple, well structured and actionable terms. Much of the advice includes insights I would have never found on elsewhere or thought of on my own. Thank you so much Aimee and team! You can count me as one of the two million careers you're going to make a meaningful impact on :)