Don’t Make a Liar Out of Yourself

Starting a new job can be stressful, but the transition does not have to be full of tension and anxiety.

With careful planning and the right attitude, you can easily make a successful shift to a new job.
Remember, all eyes are on you during your first 90 days (or longer)!

But this is not just a time of scrutiny. It is also a unique opportunity for you to set the stage for your growth and impact within the company. This is a time for you to learn, adapt, and show your

One effective way to do this is to prove what you told the hiring manager during the interview

Whatever you said to the people who interviewed you, be sure to demonstrate your ability to do
this early on.

For example, if you said you are good at web design, start by suggesting ways in which the
company’s website can be enhanced.

If you claimed your strength is in motivating staff, start holding regular staff meetings or taking
other steps to prove it.

All too often, candidates embellish their accomplishments in an interview. You don’t want to be left in a situation where your performance falls short of your boss’s expectations based on what you told them in the interview.

Another way to do this is to pick off some “low-hanging fruit.” In a business context, low-hanging
fruit is a metaphor for doing the simplest or easiest work first or achieving a target quickly and

Doing so will help you build momentum and help establish your credibility early. Since these tasks do not require much effort, it becomes an excellent strategy for you to employ during your first few months to let others, especially your boss, know you are doing something.