Many students and recent grads look to their managers to set the tone for their current and future working relationships.
There is comfort in having worked for a manager for a period of time – they know the way you think, they trust in your abilities and they know the best way to coach you.
So how do you start all over again when you get a new manager?
It’s a scary time, but also a great opportunity to grow your skills and be challenged by a new perspective.
It’s very important for student and entry-level employees to be open, build credibility, and want the new reporting line to work.
Here are some tips if you have a new manager.
1Come in open minded Your new manager is likely to operate differently than the last, so you should seek to understand their perspective. Don’t make snap judgments.
2Ask questions This is tied to not making quick decisions
or judgments. Ask questions to seek understanding about changes your new manager is making
if they aren’t giving you the rationale or background.
3Deliver results Delivering results with a great attitude is the best way to build your personal credibility with a new manager.
4Be open and transparent Open conversation and transparency will work well on both sides to create a strong working relationship right from the get-go. Good luck!
chelsea Newton is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Mosaic Sales Solutions. Her expertise is in hiring young adults and she has built campus recruiting programs in over 12 countries around the world, including Canada, the United States, China and Russia.
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