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How Well Are You Really Performing at Your New Job?

How Well Are You Really Performing at Your New Job?

John Rossheim / Monster Senior Contributing Writer

When you start a new job, human nature is to focus on the surface of things: the photocopied vision statement included in your orientation package, how your peers dress and the date HR designates for your first performance appraisal.

But if you’re going to use this job to further your career goals – or even if you just want to last long enough to begin vesting your profit-sharing – you can’t afford to wait until your number’s up to find out how you’re doing.

“Most companies do have formal appraisal processes, but they’re scheduled, and they may not coincide with your need for feedback,” says Linda Taylor, director of the Career Resource Center at North Carolina State University’s College of Management.

Given that inconvenient reality, here’s how to go about getting an early, meaningful and multidimensional reading on how good you’re doing at your new job.

When Should You Start Asking for Feedback?

Carefully Frame Your Request for Feedback

Do You Measure Up to What’s Required for Success?

Don’t Just Ask Your Boss, Ask Around

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