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Most of my employability skills training has happened with B-Schools. Its a common query with B-school grads ... how do we get started on the Job?. ...

Most of my employability skills training has happened with B-Schools. Its a common query with B-school grads ... how do we get started on the Job?.
Whereas companies who recruit them know that the first 90 days are crucial for MBA freshers to decide whether they are going to be with this company or job hop!!!
Companies need to take care of talent retention ... it aslso critical that MBA freshers take initiative and showcase the right work values to get the support... This is a primer for MBA Freshers getting into their first job ...

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  • LEVERAGING YOUR MBA
    Mastering the First 90 Days on your job
  • Congratulations!
    You're starting a new job.
    You've cast aside the security blanket of your previous role.
    You've survived the emotional fits and starts of the hiring process.
  • CONFIDENT!!!
    YOU arrive for the 1st day of work secure that of all the candidates,
    YOU were the right combination of skills and attitude for the job.
  • QUESTIONS
    Did you make the right move?
    Will your contribution will be valued?
    Will the reality of the new job live up to your expectations
  • MAGIC FORMULA ???
    For a smooth start with great relations at work
  • YOU
    have a limited window of opportunity to create a sustainable advantage for "brand you".
    HOW YOU
    channel YOUR hopes, dreams and doubts in the first 90 days on YOUR job will determine YOUR career roadmap!!!
  • DO YOUR HOMEWORK
    ASK FOR
    Much of your success during the first 90 days comes before you report for work on the first day.
    Take the time to learn all you can about your new company.
      
    Materials about the company
    Information about its products and services and/or business strategies
    Anything that will allow you to gain a little extra knowledge.
    JOT DOWN KEY QUESTIONS YOU WANT TO GET ANSWERED.
  • START WITH A CLEAN SHEET 
    KNOW
    Your our own skills, behaviors and attitudes.
    What worked ,what didn't, and why in your internships and previous experiences.
    This job to be an ideal opportunity to build the new and improved professional YOU
    Those personal characteristics that you'd like to improve by writing it down
    How to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. For instance, if you were never prepared for meetings, write down ways to improve your performance.
    The way to develop a routine that will keep you on time.
    A reputation is something that you will build over time. Live up to that reputation at all times, at work and everywhere else.   
  • "IF IT'S TO BE, IT'S UP TO ME.”
    DESIGN and IMPLEMENT
    your own orientation program.
    Set up meetings with the key people you will interact with.
    Remember names. Find out what departments you will need to work with.
    Look for resources you need or that you can draw upon.   
    ORIENT YOURSELF
    As part of your orientation,
    Your company should have done a number of things to bring you up to speed and get you plugged in as fast as possible.
    You can't bank on the company taking the initiative.
  • UNDERSTAND THE APPLICATION OF YOUR MBA IN RELATION TO YOUR JOB
  • Get cultured. 
    What you bring to any any new job is not the skills you bring to the table.
    Those are already well recognized.
    More importantly is how those skills mesh with the corporate culture.
    There is little you can do to fight the corporate culture.
    The more you know and understand about the unwritten rules, the more effective you will be.
    THUMB RULE # 1
    Always be early to appointments and meetings. It shows respect.
  •  DRESS CONSERVATIVELY.
    Don't let your clothes attract more attention than your ideas.
    Hold in check any behavior that could be deemed offensive to others, or using profanity.   
    AVOID POLITICS
     Keep your hands clean and your nose to the grindstone.
    Hard work will be recognized and rewarded.
    Getting caught up in internal politics or turf battles is a no-win proposition.
    Avoid building your own personal power base or fiefdom.
    Understand what the company does and help further that mission.  
  • How does your boss like information:
    An impromptu face-to-face meeting? Memo? E-mail?
    MEETINGS
    Is it an open-door environment or are formal meetings preferred? How are they conducted?
    Who needs to be involved?
    Who do you need to keep in the loop and when?
    BREAKTIME
    How flexible is your new company when it comes to lunch hours, time off and work arrangements?
    LOOK FOR CLUES ON HOW YOUR COMPANY OPERATES.
  • BLEND with THE TEAM @ Your Workplace
    Your short- and long-term success depends upon other people.
    The team you are joining was in place before you arrived and will be in place after you leave. Look for ways to fit in, to build a sense of camaraderie and become a part of the team.
  • DON'T GO IT ALONE
    You have to work in concert with those around you.
    Understand the personalities and capabilities of those ABOVE you, those BELOW you and those BESIDE you.
    Initially, is not what you do, but rather how you do it.
    People like to work with people with whom they feel a connection.
    Find out about their
    LIKES|DISLIKES|EXPECTATIONS|GOALS|DISSAPOINTMENTS & CONCERNS.
    A WORD OF CAUTION
    Be careful who you buddy up with.
    A unhappy employee will try to charm you in an effort to push their agenda.
    Treat everybody as equals with an air of cautious openness (not intimacy)
    Don't be too quick to align yourself with certain individuals
  • STAY GROUNDED
    Companies exist to serve customers.
    Put across the customers perspective when they are reasonable
  • THINK. RESEARCH. 
    You hear .You forget.
    You see .You remember.
    You do and you understand.
    Find out what your company does and how it does it.
    living them
    THE BETTER YOU KNOW YOUR COMPANY
    The more you talk about corporate goals and objectives, the clearer they become in your mind, and the sooner you start
    TALK IT UP.
    Tell your friends and family.
    Be ready to give a 30-second overview to anyone that asks, from your friends to your grandma to your next-door neighbour.
  • You
    Have a list of questions ideas that you want to apply !!!
    Want to hit the ground running!
    Establish a reputation for yourself???
    Prove that the company made the right decision when they brought you on.
    Unfortunately
    THERE IS A FINE LINE
    IF you Come out too aggressively
    You would be viewed as a threat to the status QUO:
    An ASSAULTon the corporate culture.
    REMEMBER
    The company hired you to help fill a gap.
    AND not to shake the place up.
    They want you in their boat pulling in the same direction.
    Not off in your own speedboat making waves.
    BIDE YOUR TIME & BE PATIENT
    The opportunities to make changes will come. Remember, this is a long-distance race.
    Before you start a full-out sprint you need to walk a mile (at least) in their shoes and pace yourself so you don't flame out too early.   
  • START SMALL. 
    Coming from the outside you will see lots of things that you will question and be tempted to change.
    Be still, listen to what's going on and set your sights on small, achievable victories.   
    SHARE CREDIT
    One of the quickest ways to gain acceptance for you and your contributions is to include other people.
    Involve them from the get-go and they will help you polish your ideas and make for a better contribution.
    When it works, give them the credit. If it bombs, shoulder the responsibility.
    When you make mistakes, take responsibility for them immediately.
    Failure to do so will only intensify ill-will. And don't make the same mistake again.
    Replace "I" and "me" in your lexicon with "we" and "us."
    You will quickly engender a flood of support and good will.
    The object is to create trust and engender loyalty and commitment.   
  • Do your chores 
    One of the most effective ways to learn about an organization is to roll up your sleeves and do the menial tasks that are necessary in any job.
    How are the phones answered?
    How is printing done?
    The mailroom?
    Even the coffee.
    Showing a willingness to do these tasks will enhance your standing and provide a better understanding of what it takes to get the job done.   
  • BE TACTFUL 
    Don't rush to judgment.
    That initiative you're taking is somebody's pet project.
    Understand why it was developed and how it has been implemented.
    You may learn something.
    Even if you don't,
    By showing your understanding and support you may be able to make thoughtful enhancement.   
  • SET THE RIGHT PRECEDENTS
    In your gung-ho rush to please,
    You may be prone to tackle more
    of the workload: Work long hours or involve yourself in areas beyond your sphere of influence.
    Just beware that precedents can be hard to overturn.
    When you scale back or slow down, it could be perceived as a waning of commitment or enthusiasm.   
    KEEP BALANCE. 
    Don't forget the other priorities in your life—your family, your health, your hobbies, your friends.
    If all facets of your life are not in alignment, there's no way you will find fulfillment on the job. Remember, you work to live; you don't live to work.
  • IN THE FIRST 90 days on your Job :YOU are building the BRAND
    Called YOU
    SUCCEED WITH PRODUCTIVITY BALANCED WITH PROFESSIONALISM
    ITS NOT JUST ABOUT REACHING THE SKY BUT ALSO ABOUT HOW WE SUCCEED