Hello, hello!

I value reviewing, realigning, and resetting activities and projects. I’ve been writing this Newsletter (Hirlevel) for over a year, and I feel it’s time for a change. 

From now on, Hirlevel will be delivered to you at a different frequency. 

Whenever I have something valuable to share, I’ll send a newsletter. It might be twice a month, once in two months, and anything in between. Instead of using the previous format, I plan to write in-depth about a specific topic. 

Why did I decide to do it? I have a pretty extensive collection of books, tutorials, and resources related to design & career development on Notion. It’s all free, so check it out if you’re interested in levelling up your career.

I’m curious about your thoughts on the new format, so please share your feedback and suggestions. I’d appreciate it!

This month’s topic was inspired by my new job that I started only a couple of weeks ago.

How to set yourself up for success in a new job

Whenever I start a new design role, I always feel like I’m drinking from a firehose of information. I find a new job exciting but tiring and a tad bit scary. I am afraid of change because I don’t know the outcome. My brain seeks peace. And for my brain, the unknown that comes with a new job is the opposite of peace.

But what if there was a way to make a new job only exciting and not anxiety-inducing?

Well, there is a way. 

In my opinion, nothing beats planning. So getting into a new job with a plan and goals can greatly help structure the new information and your learnings.

When I googled 30, 90, and 100-day plans, I found many templates on the internet. But I didn’t find any that was made for UX and product designers. So, I came up with a template that I now want to share with you.

The monthly breakdown 

Here’s a sneak-peak of the template. It’s a Google doc, so you can easily customize it.

You don’t need to have ‘manager’ in your job title to be a leader. So, if you’d like to be purposeful and show leadership in your next role, show up with a plan, follow through, get feedback, and adjust if necessary.

Download the template from here. Feel free to customize it to your needs, company, product, goals, team structure, and domain. 

Use the 90-day plan: 

  • As a guide 
  • To collect resources & quick links
  • To identify responsibilities 
  • To set expectations & goals 
  • To document milestones that can support conversations with managers on professional & career development
  • To show proactivity


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Thanks for reading. I’ll see you next time.

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