Congratulations! You're starting a new job. It’s an exciting time. Here are five simple conversations you need to have with your boss when you start a new role!
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5 Conversations You Must Have With A New Boss Original article
by Michelle Baker
Congratulations! You're starting a new job. Its an exciting
time, sure, but also an uncertain time.
There are so many questions: Will my responsibilities match the
job description? Will I mesh with the new team? Will they recognize
my prior experience? Will I be successful in my new role?
These are questions that time and on-the-job experience will
answer, right? Sure... to an extent.
While time and "just jumping in" with the team will ease some
of those new-hire insecurities, the key element to beginning a new
role is building a solid relationship with your manager.
Regardless of the "rockstar" status you possess in your
industry or with a previous job, your prestigious degree, or even
the years of experience that fill your resume, your manager is the
gateway to success in your new role.
Here are five simple conversations you should initiate with
your manager, as you start a new role...
1. Why Me?
Naturally, you were the most qualified among the applicants,
right? Chances are, more went into the decision than simply your
thoughtful interview answers, dazzling wit, and well- tailored
The hiring manager saw something in you that s/he felt would
add value to the team. Find out why you were chosen, and spend each
day proving that value.
2. How Can I learn?
Onboarding does not end with New Employee Orientation.
Orientation is an event. Onboarding is a process - a learning
process that should embrace a new employee in three ways: Welcome
the new employee to the COMPANY Acquaint the new employee with the
TEAM Immerse the new employee into the ROLE
Like any new job, there is so much to learn about the company
you've just joined, the team you are now a part of, and the role
that you will be filling. Your manager should provide guidance,
resources, and an opportunity to learn. With your manager, create a
learning plan that will integrate you into your new role.
3. What's The Plan?
Chances are your manager had a plan in place prior to your
arrival. Spend time with your manager discussing this plan. Seek
out opportunities to secure quick wins that will propel your
credibility, but also create long-term, measurable goals that will
impact the team and company.
Ask your manager what your departmental and organizational
objectives are, and ensure that your personal goals are clearly
4. I Need Your Feedback, And You Need Mine
Transparency is a key element to any successful relationship.
Asking your manager for feedback and guidance will strengthen your
alliance, and help ensure that you are meeting (and hopefully
While receiving feedback is important, so is providing feedback
to your manager. This transparency breeds trust between an employee
and manager. Remember, ask permission to provide feedback to your
manager, and keep it respectful and relevant.
5. Be My Champion, And I'll Be Yours
One of the greatest things an employee can do is to make
his/her manager look good. To make that manager's job a bit easier.
And, of course, to give that manager something to brag about.
What are you doing to support your manager? What are his goals
for his own role - or for his future path within the organization?
How can you help him be successful? Demonstrating a little selfless
benevolence can go a long way to securing your own success.
Five simple conversations. Five opportunities to clarify
expectations and build a solid partnership from the beginning. Take
the time to get to know your manager, and help him/her affirm
his/her decision that you are the right person for the job. You
are, after all.
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