13 Aug Boss Girl: Things You Should Know About Your New Gig
Starting a new job can be exciting, heady and overwhelming. As a boss girl in the making, however, there are a few things you should know about your new gig.
You Need to Ask a Ton of Questions
Soak in as much information as you can as soon as you start. If you plan on making any big changes, you need to first understand how things are usually done, and you need to earn the team’s trust. Take the time in the beginning to learn how things are done and why, so when you want to make changes, you can build a strong argument that your team will support.
Meet Your New Manager Regularly
Ultimately, your manager will want you to take responsibility. To get to the point where you get more responsibility, you need to learn exactly what your boss is looking for and what the market demands. Hence, in the beginning it’s better to meet with your boss more, instead of less, as that’ll make them trust you faster.
Form Good Habits
With so much new information to soak in, you’ll find your life getting a lot easier if you set good habits and become organized from the start. If you have any bad habits, it’s a great time to improve them. See the start of a new job as an opportunity to overcome any of your weaknesses or challenges in the past.
Sit in on as many meetings as you can, and don’t be afraid to speak up. This will help you get a feel for what and who’s important in the company. Plus, others will start to get used to seeing you around. Establish yourself in your expert area, and they’ll know who to come to in the future.