The first 90 days in a new job will set the tone for the rest of your experience at the company. It’s crucial to make a great first impression and familiarize yourself with what is expected of you. Whether you are promoted in the same company, starting at a completely new place, or maybe even a new industry you will have a lot thrown at you. Take a look at my list of things to do in the first 90 days in your new job to make for a great overall experience.

Have a plan. If you have an idea of what you are going to do each day and set goals on what you hope to achieve you will feel more comfortable and appear more confident.

Don’t feel overwhelmed. You will have a lot thrown your way, but just take it one step at a time and take plenty of notes.

Observe and ask questions. Most managers will say they would rather have their employee ask for clarification than become overwhelmed and skip important steps.

Network. Not only will you enjoy your job more with work friends, you will have someone to lean on to help in the transition.

Build your expertise on your own time. When you get home to study up on the new terminology, tools, etc.

Evaluate progress. 90 days is a good amount of time to be able to evaluate how you’ve progressed, but don’t wait until the 90 days are up to look at how you’ve done. I’d suggest evaluating at least every 2 weeks so you can correct anything that needs correcting.