You’re Hired, Now What?
When you are hired for a new position, it is important to make a good first impression and establish credibility. We encourage our candidates to follow some of these important points that were made in the HBR video “Establish Credibility in a New Job”:
- Identify Key Problems or Opportunities
- Identify Your Bosses Priorities
- Develop a Plan to Achieve Projects
- Stay Focused on Projects You Choose
We have some other ways to establish credibility when you are hired:
-We recommend that you read the book: The First 90 Days, by Michael Watkins* -we give a copy to every candidate that we place. This book has some key learnings:
- You have 90 days to prove that you are an asset to a company.
- A leader’s transition causes the “so-called” ripple effect.
- Promote yourself by relearning how to learn, reworking your network, watching out for strengths and watching out for people who want to hold you back.
- Accelerate your learning so you can make great decisions, possess better control of the job and have the ability to adapt or alter cultures your will discover.
- Match your strategy to the situation the company is in: start-up, turn-around, realignments or sustaining success.
- Secure early wins, these are processes you can change or improve right away.
- Communicate effectively with your boss and negotiate success – this will allow for flexibility in reaching goals and will help set guidelines.
- Achieve alignment with the strategy, structure, systems, skills and culture within the organization.
- Learn how to build an effective team or work with the team you have in place.
- Use your relational skills to build new relationships.
- Keep a balance between your personal life and your professional life.