O'Reilly logo

BSS New Job Survival Kit by Frances Kay

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

SPOTTING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

Of course a new job is stressful. In those first few days and weeks there is so much to take on board. Your learning curve is at its steepest and it looks as though you’ll never reach cruising altitude. As you know, such feelings are quite normal, yet it pays to be aware of potential trouble spots before they get serious. Better to deal with something while it’s still only a glitch, rather than let it reach the problem stage. Never allow a situation to get to crisis point.

As New Kid manager, try to make sense of the whole picture, and get the problem in perspective. For instance, are you looking at it from your own point of view or from that of your staff? If you’re concerned, speak to those around you. They’ll have ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required