New Year is coming and for those who have just resigned from their present employers for a new opportunity; a new job is also coming. With a new job comes a new life. It is very similar to getting a new birth (with some obvious differences of course) but the future of a new life or a new job will always depend on what that person did today.
No matter how many relations one had at the current employer the number of meetings or phone calls with them start reducing once he/she goes to the new workplace. In most cases even the best relations at previous employer are lost as everyone has his/her commitments in the corporate world.
Adria (an imaginary character) worked for 1 year for her current employer before just recently resigning from her job. She is all set to move to her new employer in a new city in the new year. This will be the fifth job in her career and Adria is waiting for her new life.
She is excited to explore a new city, meet all new faces, new company policies, new style of working, a new beginning and the best thing - "she could play dumb once again".
Increased salary package automatically comes with a job change but for her, the real tough thing to do is to play original.
Adria believes in what Gary Cohn said, "Every time you get into a new job, new location, you have an amazing opportunity in front of you. You get to play dumb for as long as people will allow you to play dumb. You get to ask all the dumb questions, you get to ask multiple people the dumb questions, and you get to make mistakes."
I met a senior HR manager from a reputed company during one of my flight journeys and she told me that the toughest thing to do in her professional life was to keep smiling and stay humble. She told me that the way she behaved in her daily professional life was more acting than original and she was not happy with that.
Many of us might be having the same issue and this (in my opinion) is one of least discussed reasons for job change. Some of us are good but can't project as good. On the other hand some of us aren't gentlemen but are able to project as the most decent ones.
The truth is, the original will come out some day and as soon as people start discovering the real you, life would start getting easier or even difficult depending on how good or bad you are at heart.
Every single thing (good or bad) done today (consciously or unconsciously) will play an important role in making the future. What you sow so shall you reap!
लाभस्तेषां जयस्तेषां कुतस्तेषां पराजयः I येषामिन्दीवरश्यामो हृदयस्थो जनार्दनः II