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Bill thought he’d never leave the comfortable job he’d enjoyed for the past decade. But when another company reached out to him with an offer, it was so intriguing that he took the job.
Then the fear set in because he hadn’t started...
Two weeks into his new job, Bill had already solved a problem — his first win (?).
But he was noticing his coworkers were standoffish. His boss causally mentioned he needed to slow down but didn’t tell him complaints were coming in about hi...
The first weeks in a new job are when you make your first impression, and it’s hard to change people’s perceptions once they’re developed.
Here are five tips on how to transition into a new job, especially if it’s been a long time since you’ve made a move.
This is the most important priority when joining a new company. If you’ve been in a job for a long time, you may not realize how your relationships had a direct impact on your success. When building relationships, you’re building trust, and you can move faster wh...
When you enter a new company, you probably don’t know much about it except what you’ve read to prepare for interviews. Your new colleagues will view you as someone who knows nothing about the business. Spend time learning about the company and its culture.
Find out: How doe...
While building relationships and learning about the company, also ask questions about how others perceive your job to understand their expectations of you, your role, and your overall function.
Often, in a Company every one of your stakeholders have a different expectation ...
Understand dependencies and cross-functional workflows to determine who needs something from you and what you depend on to be able to provide it.
Who are you providing work output to, and how do your cross-functional stakeholders use it?
Ask your manager who are the t...
People take jobs and want to feel connected instantly, but that doesn’t always happen. It’s hard to onboard in any new company and can be even harder to onboard remotely.
Give yourself grace to move through the
The best way to work through all of these steps is to listen more than you speak and phrase every thought in the form of a question. For example, if you’re in a meeting and you have a great idea, you could say, “I think we should do this.”
Instead, phrase your input in the form of a questio...
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If something about your job doesn’t quite seem to fit your life or ambitions anymore, you are not alone. Around the world, employees are rethinking what they want and need at work.
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