Step 1: Create a Plan
Starting a new job is both exciting and nerve racking. It’s easy to feel like you have to earn your place at a company when you start. This is normal and in a way, you are right!
Hopefully when you arrived at your interview you brought with you an action plan, of how you are going to make a difference at the company. If so, use that as a base and expand upon it! What opportunities for growth do you see at the company and how can you accomplish these goals? Come up with a loose outline, maybe a 3 month action plan. Whether you share it with your supervisor or keep it to yourself it’s going to impact your productivity at the company immensely.
Step 2: Take Initiative
Even if your supervisor/boss doesn’t require a report, you should WANT to give them one each month. It’s easy for your boss to assume you aren’t working hard or for them to forget all the little things you have to do throughout the month. Create a report of what you’ve accomplished or have been working on each month and include your goals you’ve set for yourself the following month. In order to avoid coming off like your bragging, ask for their input! Say something along the lines of this.
"Attached is the report and analysis from this past month- outlining my goals moving forward into next month. Please let me know if there is something you’d like me to work on that isn’t outlined in the attached.