It’s the time of year when most companies are conducting their annual performance reviews, and setting budgets for the next four quarters. Self assessments have become increasingly popular, as a way to give employees a voice in the process. Almost everyone I know hates writing about themselves, and writing a self assessment can feel especially daunting. Here are a few tips to remember when composing yours.Read More
So there you are, you’ve got your offer letter for that dream job! You worked so hard to find the right position at the right company, tailor your resume and cover letter, and lock up the interview process. Now, you are preparing to start in your new role and your first day will be here before you know it.
What is the absolute best thing you can do in your first week? Meet as many people as possible, and prepare for those first meetings. Think about how to make an amazing first impression, and set yourself up for a stellar working relationship.
To really do this well, you just have to remember one guiding principle: listen. You are trying to gain an understanding of what’s been happening in the organization before you got there - why is it structured the way it is, why are the processes set up a certain way, and what’s working and what’s not.
Even the best of us get frustrated with our roles at times. There’s the grunt work that needs to get done whether you are CEO or the intern (ok, interns definitely get more grunt work!), and then there’s the good stuff. The good stuff for you might be collaborating with others, or achieving your flow state for hours on end.
But, for almost all of us, there comes a time when we are ready to expand our role, or focus on that one thing we are AMAZING at, love to do, and brings the most value to ourselves and the people around us. The great news is that - wherever you are in your career - you can start making that transition! The real key to getting to where you want to be is to strategically take on more of the types of projects you would like to work on.