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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

Don’t Just Ask Your Boss, Ask Around

Don’t end your quest for early feedback with your immediate manager, but don’t depend on the guy in the next cube either. “Peers may see you as a competitor,” says Weiss. “It’s better to get feedback from someone who started in your job and has since been promoted.”

What Are Your Coworkers Saying About You?

1. Ever come to work in dirty clothes?

Of course not!
Ive come to work in pajamas

If you’re establishing a relationship with a mentor in your organization, she can help you understand how key people perceive you.

In the end, “you can’t beat just being honest and asking the question, no matter what type of manager you have,” says Houlihan.

One last word of advice: “Get feedback in person,” says Weiss. “With email, you miss information that comes through inflection.”

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