By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Starting a new job can be challenging and there are even more hurdles during the pandemic.

As CBS 2 continues Working for Chicago, we’re talking to a human resource executive about how to handle your first 100 days in a remote role.

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Paul Wolfe of Indeed.com recommends making a plan with your new manager and set goals and expectations over the course of 30, 60 and 90 days. Then make a priority checklist for accessing what you need, like company networks and phones numbers or e-mails.

You can set up 15-20 minute video chats with colleagues so you can meet your team. You can also ask to join more meetings to learn as much as you can about the company, faster.

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Finally, build in short breaks to avoid burnout.

“You can schedule 30 minute meetings you hour-long meetings but what I find happens for me is I’m in back-to-back meetings and there’s no break and for my brain,” Paul Wolfe, senior vice president of human resources for Indeed, said. “I need a little bit of break between things so I’ve started scheduling 25 minutes and 50 meetings.”

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