The first 60 days in a new job are usually a ‘honeymoon’ period. However, the first ~60 working days can be both a vulnerable and a unique opportunistic period for your credibility, accomplishments and career. You may not have details about the challenges you are facing and you probably don’t have the appropriate networks developed to help you succeed.
Failure to create momentum in the first few months can see you ‘pigeon-holed’ and virtually guarantees and uphill struggle for your time in the job.
Picking the right transition strategy starts with recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. What has worked for you in the past may not work in the new business environment. Priorities include diagnosing the greatest vulnerabilities, top opportunities and building the right networks.Research points to five priorities that should be addressed in order to build your own survival and career acceleration strategy.