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How to make your mark in the first 100 days of a new job.

Blog Your first 100 days


Starting a new job? How you show up in the first 100 days will be critical to your long-term success.

Here are three ways to make a strong impression out of the gate and distinguish yourself in a role: 

Start before you start.

Before starting your new job, create a road map with your boss about their expectations during your first 100 days. Develop a schedule for regular check-in meetings to make sure you are delivering on those expectations.

Create milestone markers. 

Don’t look at the first 100 days in one big chunk. Instead, set monthly goals that escalate in responsibility and performance. Your first 30 days in particular should be spent focusing on understanding the company culture, developing a working relationship with your new boss and networking with as many new colleagues as possible.

Build trust with small wins.

Instead of trying to do too much, too soon, focus on implementing small changes and finding quick wins where you can. This will help you build sustainable trust and establish your reputation as a person who can be counted on to help an organization perform and develop.


Not sure where to start? We can help.

At South End Partners, our Toronto executive recruiters work with large and small organizations across industries (from technology, to supply chain, to sales and operations) to help them find the right leaders for the right opportunities using an objective, data driven approach.

We also provide comprehensive HR consulting services including onboarding support, interview coaching and training, and strategies to develop your superstar teams.

Reach out to find out how we can help you today!