Author Topic: Changing jobs in six weeks, help me tune up  (Read 1166 times)

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Changing jobs in six weeks, help me tune up
« on: November 17, 2014, 01:37:17 PM »
I'm switching jobs from a worker bee systems administrator IT position to an IT Manager position in six weeks. It is a nice bump up and will get me to FIRE considerably faster. It will also be quite a new challenge, I have been managing one person the past ten years and will now be managing four or five. There is supposed to be a lot of autonomy in the new position and I will be in charge of strategic guidance for the IT department. I am really looking forward to it, but it will involve longer hours and a longer commute. I think it will be worth it though in the long run, I'm looking forward to working in an environment that is supposed to match my extroverted personality (I will be spending a lot of time with people instead of servers). The firm I am going to has a great reputation.

I am off to the library tonight to check out 7 Habits as some inspirational reading. At my current job I am devoting myself to making sure the next person (who I hope to train my last week or two if we hire fast enough) gets just as clean a network and work area as they could hope for. I have started coming to work earlier in anticipation of the longer hours and have begun acclimating to that.

So if you were me and had six weeks to tune yourself up for a new job, what might you do?

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Re: Changing jobs in six weeks, help me tune up
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 02:04:54 PM »
Read "The First 90 Days" - a book I re-read at the start of every new job / contract. 
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/pub/human-resources/careers/new-employees/enwisen/The_First_90_Days.online.pdf/at_download/file

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Re: Changing jobs in six weeks, help me tune up
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 08:03:18 AM »
Thanks for forwarding that on, very helpful!