I JUST LANDED NEW JOB BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

So you got the job and "What do I do now?" is the question foremost on your mind. At first, you ask it in jest, but after a few days on the job when pressures of the new role become ever more apparent, finding a satisfactory answer to this question is not as easy as it sounds.

Reality sets in, and you must act quickly and decisively.  You don't want to appear unsure about what to do, and you can't reach out to others for help.   Your peers in your last position don't understand nor appreciate the expectations and pressures associated with your new role. Your spouse, partner, and friends, though supportive and understanding, can't provide objective advice on how to proceed. 

 

So what do you do? Most people draft a plan based on what has worked for them in the past. This a good starting point but often insufficient to ensure success in your new and more complex role. You need to engage an objective, experienced, capable partner to assess the situation and partner with you to develop your 30, 60, and 90-day action plans.