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BSS New Job Survival Kit

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So you've just started an exciting new job. Now what? Its only natural to feel a little unsure of yourseld, but you can't afford to make a bad impression Your first three months can make or break your future success. With so much at stake, it pays to prepare yourself. That's what New Job Survival Kit is all about. It gives you a step by step guide to: Making the right first impression ? Developing good relationships with your boss, colleagues and staff ? Learning the ropes ? Ringing the changes Jobs for life are rare these days, so being the new kid on the block is a situation most of us have experienced more than once. This book provides strategies you need to conquer your fears, capitalize on your strengths and make the most of the opportinities that come your way. With the help of this book, you can do more than just survive your early days in your new job. Who knows, you may even enjoy them!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Step 1: Making a graceful exit
    1. HANDING OVER THE REINS
    2. GOODBYE OR AU REVOIR
    3. MANAGING THE CHANGEOVER
    4. GETTING YOURSELF READY
    5. PERSONAL HEALTH
    6. DOMESTIC AFFAIRS
    7. STYLE AND PRESENTATION
    8. FINANCES
    9. SELF-ORGANIZATION
    10. DOING A “RECCE”
  7. Step 2: Rising to new challenges
    1. WHAT TO EXPECT
    2. PRIVATE/PUBLIC SECTOR
    3. CULTURAL AND ETHNIC ISSUES
    4. INDUCTION TRAINING
    5. HOW DID YOU GET HERE AND WHY?
    6. GETTING DOWN TO WORK
    7. SURVIVING THE FIRST FEW DAYS
    8. FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
    9. FOCUS ON PRIORITIES
    10. ALL EYES ARE ON YOU
    11. A GOOD BEGINNING
    12. THE POWER OF PREPARATION
    13. ACTION PLAN
    14. MORE RECONNAISSANCE
    15. ANNOUNCING THE NEWS
    16. PLANNING DAY ONE
  8. Step 3: Start as you mean to go on
    1. THREE LESSONS FOR NEW KIDS EVERYWHERE
    2. LESSON 2
    3. LESSON 3
    4. FITTING IN
    5. JOINING THE “A” TEAM
    6. TOP TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE EARLY DAYS
    7. WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM?
    8. CURRENT EMPLOYER
    9. NEW EMPLOYER
    10. FIRST THINGS FIRST
    11. DAY ONE AS THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
    12. SIZING THINGS UP
    13. YOUR FIRST MEETING
    14. SETTING THE AGENDA
    15. EARLY ACTIONS
    16. GROUND RULES
  9. Step 4: Getting and keeping yourself organized
    1. TIME MANAGEMENT
    2. THE EARLY RISER
    3. RELUCTANT RISERS
    4. TRAVELERS
    5. PLANNERS
    6. BRAINY TYPES
    7. LUNCHERS
    8. P.M. BLUES
    9. LATE TASKERS
    10. GETTING ORGANIZED
    11. ORGANIZATIONAL ACTION PLAN
    12. SMART PLANNING
    13. STAYING “ON PLAN”
    14. PRIORITIZING
    15. NEW KIDS AND WORKAHOLISM
    16. ORGANIZING INFORMATION
  10. Step 5: The importance of clear communication
    1. THE GRAPEVINE
    2. WHY DO WE NEED TO COMMUNICATE?
    3. ARE YOU RECEIVING ME?
    4. GROUP COMMUNICATION
    5. INSTIGATOR OR LEADER?
    6. THE POWER OF THE PEN
    7. COMMUNICATING AND TECHNOLOGY
    8. BLOGGING
    9. I KNOW YOU HEARD WHAT I SAID, BUT DID YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEANT?
  11. Step 6: Being part of the team
    1. MEETING THE TEAM
    2. WORKING TOGETHER
    3. GROUP DYNAMICS
    4. SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND GROUP DYNAMICS
    5. THE POWER OF RESPONSIBILITY
    6. STRENGTHENING THE TEAM
    7. MOTIVATION—A BRIEF OVERVIEW
    8. MOTIVATING THE TEAM
    9. OBTAINING SIGNIFICANT MOTIVATIONAL RESULTS
    10. GETTING THE BEST FROM THE TEAM
    11. THE POWER OF CONSISTENCY
  12. Step 7: How to win friends and influence people
    1. LOOK AROUND YOU FIRST
    2. GO ON A CHARM OFFENSIVE
    3. MASTERING THE ART OF GOOD QUESTIONING
    4. INTERACTION
    5. IDENTIFYING KEY PLAYERS
    6. MOVERS AND SHAKERS
    7. CORPORATE CITIZENS
    8. ROADRUNNERS
    9. RACEHORSES
    10. NEW PUPS
    11. TOMCATS
    12. PERSUASION TECHNIQUES
    13. COOL BLUES
    14. FIERY REDS
    15. SUNSHINE YELLOWS
    16. EARTH GREENS
    17. CAN I BE DIFFERENT?
    18. WHAT’S YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SAYING?
    19. EYES RIGHT
    20. POSTURING
    21. HEADS UP
    22. ARMING YOURSELF
    23. LEGS
    24. HANDS
    25. DISTANCE
    26. EARS
    27. MOUTH
    28. FITTING IN
    29. CREATING A VIRTUAL TEAM
  13. Step 8: Developing sucessful working relationships
    1. THE VALUE OF GOSSIP
    2. USING YOUR INTUITION
    3. ASSERTIVENESS
    4. OVERCOMING DIFFICULTIES
    5. ANGER MANAGEMENT
    6. SMOOTHING OUT PROBLEMS IN THE EARLY DAYS
    7. DEALING WITH CRITICISM
    8. RESPECT AND TRUST
  14. Step 9: Dealing with problems
    1. ASSESSING THE SITUATION
    2. SPOTTING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
    3. HITTING A ROCKY PATCH
    4. COPING WITH JEALOUSY IN THE WORKPLACE
    5. DEALING WITH POOR PERFORMANCE
    6. MATTERS OF DISCIPLINE
    7. MISCONDUCT OR BULLYING
    8. POOR PERFORMANCE
    9. ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM
    10. SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION
  15. Step 10: Maintaining performance and ongoing development
    1. NOTHING IS FOR EVER
    2. THE LONG TERM
    3. MAINTAINING CREDIBILITY
    4. YOUR STYLE OF MANAGEMENT
    5. WHO CALLS THE SHOTS?
    6. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
    7. ONGOING DEVELOPMENT
    8. APPRAISALS
    9. TAKING SIDES
    10. ADVANCING YOUR CAREER
    11. DIY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
    12. WHERE YOU ARE NOW
    13. COPING WITH CHANGE
    14. FUTURE PLANNING
    15. BUILDING ON SUCCESS
    16. MOVING ON?
  16. About the Author