Your First Year
Your one-year anniversary with CVM marks the end of the onboarding process and program. We hope that throughout the year you were able to uncover the standard and not-so-standard policies, procedures, and processes that allow you to do your job well. The human and informational resources gathered throughout your first year should continue to aid in your success throughout your entire tenure with the Center. It is expected that these resources will evolve over time as your roles and responsibilities within CVM change to fit the needs of your position and career goals.
At this point, you move from new hire to seasoned employee and while you still may have questions about the Center, chances are that these questions have changed in their magnitude and scope. Please take some time to think about the following questions and make sure that you have gained clarity on each as you move into this next career stage:
- What are my top priorities as an employee with CVM?
- What are the measures of success for the projects/programs/services/work I am working on or managing?
- Moving forward, what ways can I best add value to my Office/Division/Team?
- Your supervisor will schedule a meeting to review your performance and mutually discuss areas for improvement along with setting goals for the next review period. Be prepared for that meeting by clarifying:
- What your key accomplishments were for your first year; think of your primary contributions, deliverables, or ways that coworkers and others expressed gratitude to you for your efforts.
- Ways you think your performance could be improved, and if there are specific tools or training that you think would be beneficial to you.
- Identify the specific goals and objectives that you met during your first year.