Here are some tips to get off to a good start in a new job:
1. Ask for an organization chart of your company and department. Use that organization chart to be sure you have met as many people as you can within the first 30 days.
2. Come up with 10 questions to ask as you get to know the organization's employees. These questions will show others that you're interested, and that you want to understand more about how the company runs and what it needs to succeed.
3. Be ready to succinctly tell your career story. Be able to explain how you got to where you are, and what you're hoping to accomplish in the future.
4. Focus on helping others. Don't leave any conversation during your first month without asking your new colleague or boss, "What can I do to help you?"