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Manage Your Career by Vijay Sathe

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KEY #5

What You Need to Know Before You Accept a New Job

Prior to accepting a new job, you need to learn as much as possible about your fit with the key players and with the organization’s culture (your “values gap” on Key #1); your job challenges in relation to your skills, your effort, and the support you will receive in your new job (your “skills, effort, and support gap” on Key #2); and the likely quality of your relationships (Key #3) with your key players and others (Exhibit 1, page 4), which is the “magic wand” that can help you to bridge both your “values gap” and your “skills, effort, and support gap” and turbocharge your credibility ...

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