I've Landed My Dream Job--Now What???
Author: Scot Herrick
Other: Jason Alba
Age Group: 20 +
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Now is NOT the Time to Relax
Chapter 2: Before You Begin, You Must End
Chapter 3: Week One: Information Overload
Chapter 4: Week Two: Your Team
Chapter 5: Week Three: Your Stakeholders
Chapter 6: Week Four: Your Customers
Chapter 7: Decision Points
In our shifting economy, landing a job –- any job –- is a big deal. So if you land your dream job, you may
find yourself so pleased and satisfied with your achievement that you think you're done. But, as Scot
Herrick points out in 'I've Landed a Dream Job–-Now What???' today –- more than ever before –- you need
to hit the ground running on day one of your new job.
Given current economics, having a new employee get productive super fast is a huge advantage not only
for the employee's manager but for the employee too. This can make the first 30 days at a new job
intense and filled with anxiety because virtually everything is new –- corporate culture, team dynamics,
management styles, and more. It is difficult for you, as a new hire, to nail down what you know, who to
ask, and which of your skills are most valued by your new organization.
Scot Herrick's purpose in writing this book is to help people like you, who have just landed a job at a
large or small corporation, to get started on the right foot. Beginning with the often-overlooked basics,
Scot shows you how to manage the transition from your old job, to evaluate the fit between your new
workplace and yourself, to identify the real decision makers, to integrate into your new team's culture
and, most important, to determine which aspects of your new role are most meaningful to your manager,
and therefore most closely linked to your job security and paycheck.
'I've Landed a Dream Job–-Now What???' is designed to be your constant companion during the first thirty
days at your new job. It will help you think through what you're going to accomplish and how to measure
your accomplishments, right from day 1 all the way to day 30. Weekly tasks and action items make sure
you are on track and end-of-week reviews help you assess how closely you are meeting your goals. With
Scot Herrick's book at your side, you can be sure to survive and thrive in your new cubicle.
Given current economics, every new hire must hit the ground running. This makes the new hire's first 30
days at the new job filled with anxiety because everything is new–-corporate culture, team dynamics, and
Scot Herrick wrote 'I've Landed a Dream Job–-Now What???' to be your companion for your first thirty
days at your new job. It helps you think through what you need to accomplish from day 1 all the way to
day 30. Weekly action items keep you on track and end-of-week reviews help you measure success.
With Scot Herrick's book at your side, you can survive and thrive in your new cubicle.
Scot Herrick, founder and owner of Cube Rules, LLC, provides online career management
training for Cubicle Warriors, his catchy term for today's knowledge workers. Scot has a
long history of managerial and individual contribution in Fortune 100 corporations. He has
implemented individual products for customers and enterprise-wide customer relationship
management systems. At CubeRules.com, Scot shares his wisdom and experience to
provide career management guidance for all cubicle warriors, to survive and thrive in these turbulent
Jason Alba is the job seeker and networking advocate. He got laid off in January 2006, just
a few weeks after Christmas. Even though he had great credentials and it was a job-
seekerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s market, Jason could hardly get a job interview.