- Review your first few months. Discuss any issues and concerns you may have.
- Discuss what you have accomplished already. Then discuss what you plan to accomplish during your first year of employment.
- Define your goals and metrics for achieving those goals.
In any new job, the first few months, or 90 days, is crucial to your success. Not only will the first few months give you a glimpse into how your job will unfold, but it also allows your boss to evaluate your skills, techniques, and fit with the company. Most companies will want to conduct a 90 day review as part of your "onboarding" process. Don't be alarmed in the meeting, as this is a great way to figure out any issues you may have had, and to also map out a career plan with your employer. A 90 day review is also a great time to establish goals and metrics for bonuses and raises. Even if your company doesn't do official reviews, you should request to have one, as this will help you get on the right track for your career. Items to discuss during an initial review: