Posted July 28, 2019 09:29:06 The first few months of your job are crucial, but what if you’re not sure if you want to do that?
You can ask your boss to “assess” whether you’re ready to take on the role, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
Some companies will offer you a “pre-assessment” or “assessment period” and some will offer “full reassessments.”
While these assessments are meant to assess your potential and help you better gauge how you feel about the position, they’re really just a way for employers to get a sense of how well you’re doing and whether you’ve matured as a person and personable leader.
The first time you take on a new job, your boss may ask you about the reasons why you’re interested in taking on the position.
You may want to tell them that you’re looking for a mentor or that you want an experienced, reliable person to lead the company.
Or you may want them to ask about your skills and accomplishments.
You could also tell them what your goals are in the job.
“The key to successful employment is knowing yourself,” says Mark Kahan, a professor of human resources at Northwestern University.
“You have to be able to tell yourself what you want and what you don’t want.”
Here’s how you can tell your boss about your interests and preferences in a job interview: Take your boss’s assessment.
“In an ideal world, your supervisor would have a set of questions that are written down on a piece of paper and shared with you.
That’s the way we all work in the modern world,” says Kahan.
“But it’s not always possible.
So you need to take the assessment.
When you do, think about your personal, private feelings and preferences, as well as the needs of the organization.
Then, when the interview begins, consider how you’d like to be asked questions.
The person asking will probably be more likely to ask you questions you don