Hi! First time posting but I've been sleuth reading a lot of questions, and I think there's a lot of good knowledge shared here so I'm hoping to get some imparted my way.
I'm starting a new job this week with a new organization. It's similar work to my most recent position, but this time, I'm starting with this organization remotely, so I won't really have any opportunity to get to know my colleagues or see the products I'll be working with in the flesh, at least not until COVID is more under control. It's also an organization that's based in Europe, so my direct manager will be 8 hours ahead of me. The anxiety is setting in about how to set myself up for success, because it's seeming like I'll be sort of left to my own devices to learn the new products, customers, and workload in general. There's been little communication regarding my training and onboarding, so I'm guessing in the beginning at least, I'll be making it up as I go.
Have any of you had to start fresh without much of a roadmap? What have you done to manage the work and making progress without going crazy about how much there is to learn and do? My last position I started in house and transitioned to field based, so I had a strong foundation at that point.
Thanks for any help you can offer! I know I'm in a very privileged position to be starting a new, better job when so many people are out of work (my partner included), so I'm not insensitive to the realities of a lot people, especially women. Just looking for some advice on best ways to get started anew on the right foot.