As the author
concludes, "no one's going to give you the money you deserve,
unless you ask for it and explain why you deserve it!"
I also invite
you to read my article below, about how to make the greatest
impact during your first week on the job. Even if you've
been in your position for several years, you can still benefit from
these helpful tips.
How to make an impact while shaping the perceptions
The first few days on a new job can be hectic, stressful, and, at
times, almost overwhelming. But if you want to get noticed and get
ahead, you need to focus on the big picture and what's most important.
with your boss.
Set-up meetings with your boss to establish a clear understanding
of expectations so both of you are on the same page. Meet those
expectations and make sure you prove your value and worth early.
You want your boss to feel good about hiring you. Remember, one
of your first points of focus is to make your boss's job easier.
your boss's most important priorities.
By understanding what is most important to your boss, you can prioritize
your work to accomplish that first. Your boss will gain immediate
confidence in your work and be excited by the future possibilities.
early wins that can be easily accomplished.
When you gain an early win, you help establish a positive perception
of yourself. You also show your peers, your boss and senior management
that you were a terrific hire and will help make your group and
the organization succeed.
Too often people join a company and are bombarded by the politics.
Don't get enmeshed in office politics; however, try to glean as
much as you can so you aren't negatively affected. Once you have
a clear understanding of the culture and politics of the company,
you can choose how best to navigate them.
Since there are usually several days or weeks between when you accept
the job offer and show up at work, use this time productively. Become
more familiar with the company and its organizational structure.
Identify influential people in the firm so you can work toward establishing
relationships with them early.
Spend some time in advance determining how you want to be perceived
by others in your new workplace. For example, complete these two
sentences: "I want my new boss to perceive me as _______, ______,
________, _______ and ________." "I want my new coworkers
to perceive me as ______, ________, _______, _______ and _______."
Then, after each day during your first week on the job, make a self-evaluation
to see how well you are measuring up to these goals.
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