Unlock your potential and set yourself up for success with this 90 day roadmap
Beginning a new job can be a thrilling yet nerve-wracking experience, especially if you are just starting out in a role that allows you to make a difference for animals.
You want to make the best impression possible, but you also want to ensure that you are doing everything right so you can maximise your impact for animals. One of the best ways to help yourself hit the ground running is by creating a 30-60-90 day plan for your new job.
We’ve created a template ready for you to fill in with your new role goals, which already includes some essential recommendations for you to achieve success in your new role. Download it for free!
The Ultimate New Job Success Pack includes:
ready for you to fill in with your own goals
that you can use with your manager to track your progress*
*This is the exact one-on-one template we use among our team at Animal Advocacy Careers, adapted from a version provided by Lifelabs Learning. Read the full article for instructions on how to use the 90-day plan template.
What exactly is a 30-60-90 day plan?
A 30-60-90 day plan template is an outline of goals that you set for yourself in the first three months at your new job. This type of plan should include short and long term goals, as well as strategies for achieving them.
Why should you have a 90 day plan?
A 30-60-90 day plan template can help set expectations, show that you are organised and motivated, and give you clear goals to work towards. It will also help you stay focused on what needs to get done during each stage of your transition period, in order to be successful in your new role.
Having a 90 day plan in place demonstrates not only that you are committed to reaching your goals, but also that you have a proactive attitude towards your new duties which will be noticed by your new manager.
How to use the template: Steps to create your new job 90-day plan
A 30-60-90 day plan template should include three main components: short-term goals (30 days), mid-term goals (60 days), and long term goals (90 days). For each of these timeframes, think about what skills or knowledge need to be acquired, tasks that need to be completed, or relationships that need to be built.
The first step in creating a 30-60-90 day plan template is to identify what skills or knowledge gaps exist between where you currently are and where you would like to be in terms of understanding your role, team dynamics, organisation culture, etc. Once these gaps have been identified, it’s time to start setting goals that will help bridge them over the course of the next three months.
When creating your own 30-60-90 day plan template, there are several key elements you should consider:
1. Get acquainted with the organisation: Before starting any major projects or initiatives, take some time to get familiar with the organisation culture, values and mission statement. Learn about their products/services and target market so that when it comes time to present ideas or solutions they are tailored specifically for them.
2. Set measurable goals: Make sure all your objectives are clearly defined and measurable so that progress can be tracked throughout each month - this will help keep you accountable as well as give insight into whether certain strategies are working or not.
3. Develop relationships: Building strong relationships with colleagues is essential for success in any role - focus on networking both internally (with peers) as well as externally (with clients). This will help foster collaboration between teams and create opportunities for growth within the organisation.
4. Track progress: Regularly review what has been accomplished so far in order to identify areas where improvement is needed or additional resources may be required - this will also provide an opportunity to celebrate successes!
Examples of Goals for Each Month
Your First Month
During the first 30 days of your new job, focus on getting up to speed with the organisation culture and procedures.
This could involve attending meetings with key stakeholders so that you understand how things work within the organisation or shadowing colleagues who have similar roles as yours to gain an understanding of their daily responsibilities.
During this timeframe it’s also important to establish relationships with colleagues so they know who they can go to when they have questions or need assistance.
Your Second Month
During the second 60 days of your job, focus on gaining more technical expertise in your role such as mastering software programs related to your position or developing strategies for improving processes within your department.
If there is a short project available to showcase your expertise, completing it will be an easy win to project confidence to your colleagues.
Get initial feedback from your manager on how your onboarding has been going. Provide some feedback to your manager if any.
Share the feedback you receive with others to accelerate learning and model a learning culture. Research shows that leader feedback self-disclosure increases perception of competence.
Fill out the progress towards your initial KPIs (key performance indicators). Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are measurable values that track an employee's progress towards achieving specific goals.
Your Third Month
Finally during the last 90 days aim for completing any remaining onboarding tasks.
Think about ways in which you can contribute value beyond just performing basic duties associated with your role such as leading initiatives or suggesting innovative solutions for problems facing the organisation.
Get feedback from your manager on how your first couple of months has been going.
Fill out the progress towards your initial KPIs and set up a meeting with your manager to discuss future KPIs.
Download the pack below to access specific goals you could set for each month!
Ready to Maximise Your Potential?
By having a clear 30-60-90 day plan in place from the start of employment, it’s much easier to stay organised while tackling new challenges during those crucial first few months at work.
Good luck with your new role! ✌️
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