New Opportunities

March 16, 2011

ConsultantI tend to look at starting a new job as a brand new opportunity to take it to the next level – to make a name for myself, and show my new boss how it’s done.

A new job is a new opportunity – a time to put into action all of your experience, and to improve the place that you now work.

When starting a new job, you should act – and present yourself – as a consultant. Basically, you are selling your services to the position that you now hold – they need you for your experience and knowledge, and you need them for – basically – a paycheck (and a workplace to call home, of course).

What is involved with being a consultant? A few of the major points are:

  • Be professional in how you act
  • Be formal with your presentation of knowledge
  • Keep track of everything in writing or a daily log
  • Keep communication open, correspond daily (via email)
  • Keep the flow of new ideas running
  • Take initiative on new ideas, after getting approval

And remember – you are getting paid for the work you do, so do the work you are getting paid for.

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