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This is the 2nd in my series about starting a new job and getting off to a great start.

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I'm Jeff Altman, the head coach for That is a site with curated information for job hunters that you can watch, listen to or read that will help you find work more quickly.

This is a video that, if you are job hunting, This really isn't for you because it is about starting your next job, not finding your next job. This is in response to a request a receipt from someone who I coach for advice about starting their next job and is focused on the 2nd month after you join – – from day 31 to day 60. This series basically talks about how to get started really well. If you haven't seen the 1st part yet, look for part one which is about from before you start until day 30. This is the 2nd segment from day 31 until day 60.

The thing I want to remind you of is that you are adapting to something new.You may still feel some stress about this being something new and that may not be feeling perfect and you may be starting to feel disappointed.

There is a thing I learned a long time ago that people put all their hopes and dreams into the new role and they expected to be perfect and nothing in life ever is. Just recognize that this is pretty normal and they’re going to be some hurts and disappointments that are going to start taking place. It doesn’t mean that you a terrible decision. It just means the reality is setting in and imperfections are showing up.
Get some feedback from your boss. Talk with them on a regular basis. In the 1st video I did, I suggested that you try to get 10 to 15 minutes with them daily during the 1st 30 days to get oriented. Now, you want to have regular feedback sessions with them where you’re getting regular feedback on how you were doing.
Get some early wins so that when you are speaking with your boss you can tell them about your successes so far and make them feel good about having hired you. Those successes should relate to the plans that the 2 of you have agreed on during early meetings with one another as to what you are going to work on now that you are on board. After all, they are telling you what outcomes they are looking for and why and continue to deliver on them.
Continue to learn In the new environment and learn how things get done there. Keep doing trainings, orientations and start looking at policies and procedures about how things get done. Continue to meet with your colleagues about the rules of the road at the new firm because, now that you are in, you may have forgotten some of the things you were told that the beginning. So, it’s good to go back and confirm some things.
Another thing you want to be doing is getting feedback from the people you are working for. Let’s say there is an internal group and you are an external consultant. You have clients that you are supporting whether they are internal or external. You want to be getting feedback from them. I’m not talking about a big dramatic process. If I ever coach you, you may hear me ask, “How am I doing so far?” It is a way of getting quick spontaneous feedback from the people that I coach. You can do a similar thing with the people who you are serving.
Building on the 1st 30 days, this is the next segment of time for being successful.
I will also say that if you would like some support from me, some coaching from me, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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