New Role Start

When you begin a new job, a new position or role within the organization you currently work for you have a great opporunity to enhance your brand and reputation.

If it is an internship, know that it is really a 60 day job interview, so you are 'on' 24x7 from this moment foward.

It is vital that you have a clear understanding of expectations for the role you are going to be doing.  Your first obligation is to be quicky on a path to exceed those expectations.  

Additionally, how can you find best practices, from others, that you will 'go to school on' in order to take your performance to an even higher level.

Here is a four step program to do just that!

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