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Manage Your Career by Vijay Sathe

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PART III

Talk Less and Listen More for Effective Onboarding

Your chances of knowing what you need to know about a new job and organization prior to accepting their offer (Part I) are increased by following the guidelines presented in Part II. To that extent, your entry into a new job and organization is made less difficult.

Nevertheless, no matter how good your apparent knowledge of a new job and organization prior to accepting their offer, the first few weeks and months after entry will be a period when surprises, trials, and tribulations are bound to occur. That is the subject of Part III.

A number of forces, both subtle and not-so-subtle, lead newcomers—whether just out of college1 or more seasoned2—to sow the seeds of their own downfall. ...

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