Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a foundation and structure, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
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- Like most of us, I've had jobs where on my first day…of work I was thrown in without having a clue…about what I was supposed to do.…A few years ago, I was Director of Education at the…Film and Television Tech Training Center for Youth.…We delivered after school arts programs for at-risk kids.…On my first day, I was told to go through the old files…and learn what I could about the job.…That was the full extent of my training.…Scary, huh?…Unfortunately, most organizations don't train their workers.…
They just have you start without much preparation…or any real guidance.…Then if you make a mistake, which invariably you will,…it's your fault.…That's a terrible way to begin a new job.…On top of that, one of the downsides of the working world…and life in general is that people…don't communicate very well.…We're not trained to be straightforward.…We're not great at asking for what we want.…Here's how to manage in that type of an environment.…
Tell your new boss that you'd like to hit the ground…running on your first day, and anything you, he, or she…
Success starts with a good foundation, a great plan, and an attitude of humility—no matter your level of expertise. From there, you learn techniques to integrate with your team, communicate and collaborate effectively, and find mentors at your company. Dr. Austin also helps you cultivate an energetic and focused attitude that will position you for future success.
- Starting with humility
- Communicating effectively
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Bonding with teammates
- Finding mentors
- Learning to give and take