Getting the job done is not enough!
Here are some steps you can take to shore yourself up against uncertainty.
Here are a few tips to help you make a good impression on your first day.
Prepare for the discussion. Be clear about what you want to say and make sure you can support it with evidence.
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It is never too early or too late to start learning to bounce.
Your letter is a chance to emphasize what a good fit you are for the job. Even, if you have decided the organization is not one you want to join, still send polite thanks. Who knows what the future holds?
Getting on well with the boss matters hugely in terms of your career success. Plus, the stress caused when things go wrong can have a negative effect on your health and well being. Stress can lead to anxiety and depression which in turn affect life at home as well as at work.
Most new bosses will have made enquiries about key people in their new team. But this is still to some extent a chance to make a fresh start. As you get to know your new boss, take the opportunity to make a new and positive impression. Show how good you are and, when the new boss is settled in, make sure they know how interested you are in your own career.
When you communicate the change be aware that the impact will be different for different kinds of people. Take those different needs into account when you are planning the message. Then recognize the risk that different kinds of engagement might present.