Got a New Job? Here’s How to Build Influence Quickly.

July 31, 2014

Career Advice

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Starting a new job is not easy. Not only are you adjusting to a new space and meeting new people, but you’re also starting from scratch as far as your credibility goes. No one knows that you were amazing at your last job. Not a single person is aware that all your old coworkers loved you. Nobody knows that you are eventually going to turn into a rockstar at your new company. So how do you express your potential as quickly as possible? With some good advice.

We love finding fantastic articles with excellent career advice, and when we found this latest piece on Mashable, 4 Ways to Quickly Build Influence at a New Job, we swooned. We absolutely love this first piece of advice about how to “become the go-to person.” Before you meet everyone on day one, come up with a 30-second pitch for yourself. As your shaking someone hand, speak your campaign.

Be sure to include your name, your new position, and the top three things that you’re going to be involved with. You can even say, “Come to me when you need X, Y, or Z.” Not only will you increase your credibility, but you can express your interests and abilities even beyond your job description.

While meeting everyone on day one, start scouting out the influencers within the company. A person who is well-respected and well-connected. Your goal? Become friends with them. Read more about how this can help your career, plus two other ways to build influence at your new job over at Mashable.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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