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Prep your personal elevator pitch

The first day of a new job is an opportunity to reinvent yourself. To ensure expressing yourself clearly, write an elevator pitch for yourself.

Meet with mentors for tips, write the pitch, and practice saying it out loud.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Starting a New Job? Steps Toward First-Week Success

  • Learn more about the company and coworkers. Research your new company's social media profiles.
  • Keep track of your onboarding materials and pre-work. There can be many emails with forms to fill and information to pre-read. Forward important emails to your account so each one can become its own task.
  • Start living your new life now. To get comfortable with a new schedule, practice your new routine before your start date.
  • Keep track of assignments and prioritise tasks.
  • Communicate your early wins with your new team.
  • Schedule breaks throughout the day, so you don't get overwhelmed with the new workload.

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A new job as a catalyst for reflection

As you step into a new job, reflect on your last job.

  • What worked well?
  • How can you build on your strengths?
  • What specific actions will you take to put what you learned into action?

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The doorway to this is to seem ‘high potential’ to the recruiter, and overcome this experience deficit, building the expertise that they lack.

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Overcoming project fatigue on long projects

Working on a project with no visible end in sight is like running a race without knowing where the finish line is.

Even if one can pick off small tasks, one can still feel weary. However, we can build resilience in progressing on these projects by following the principles of mise-en-place or translated "put in place."

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A Central Management Tool

Physical presence does play a large part in moving our projects forward. Managing a project remotely requires a diligent and transparent approach to keep track and maintain the various tasks, deadlines and processes.

It's important to deploy a project management tool, assigning each different task to all the team members. Have regular check-ins and status update meetings. Having a singular place for distributing information ensures that team members do not complain that they were not updated or didn’t know where the specific file was.

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