Ep175: Choosing your next job without jobhopping every 3 months.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses how to ensure a new job is the right fit and how to set oneself up for success in the role. The importance of evaluating the job before accepting the offer and providing tips for the first few months in a new job.



[00:00] 🎡 Feeling unsure about a new job and the importance of setting oneself up for success.

[02:21] πŸ€” The speaker highlights the issue of job hopping and explains that they will focus on situations where individuals feel unsure about their new job shortly after starting.

[04:38] πŸ’Ό The speaker advises job seekers to thoroughly evaluate job opportunities and ask questions about team structure, nature of the work, and guidance before accepting an offer.

[07:05] πŸ’‘ The speaker shares a story of a client who realized her new job was beyond her capabilities and the importance of assessing one’s own skills and career level before accepting a job.

[11:20] πŸ“ The speaker emphasizes the need to schedule alignment meetings with managers to clarify job responsibilities and goals.

[14:10] 🀝 The speaker discusses the importance of understanding the structure of the team and collaborating with key team members for support and guidance.

[18:02] πŸ—“οΈ The speaker recommends scheduling weekly update meetings with managers or for oneself to track progress and ensure alignment with performance goals.


Key Insights

πŸ‘ It is crucial to thoroughly evaluate job opportunities before accepting an offer to ensure the job is a suitable fit in terms of team structure, nature of work, and the availability of guidance.

πŸ’‘ Assessing one’s own skills and career level is essential to avoid taking on a job that is beyond one’s capabilities and potentially leading to early dissatisfaction and failure.

πŸ“ Scheduling alignment meetings with managers is important to clarify job responsibilities and ensure alignment with the initial understanding of the role.

🀝 Building relationships with key team members and collaborators is crucial for obtaining support, guidance, and institutional knowledge necessary for success in the role.

πŸ—“οΈ Regularly scheduling update meetings with managers or for oneself helps track progress, stay aligned with performance goals, and maintain a positive mindset in the early stages of a new job.



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