Management Tip of the Day: Interview with your new boss

BOSTON Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:59pm EST

A Japanese new graduate, who wishes to be called Shinji (R), speaks with a counsellor inside a compartment at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Labor Consultation Center in Tokyo in this April 8, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A Japanese new graduate, who wishes to be called Shinji (R), speaks with a counsellor inside a compartment at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Labor Consultation Center in Tokyo in this April 8, 2010 file photo.

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BOSTON (Reuters) - If you're getting a new boss in your existing job, consider getting 'hired' all over again so he or she is fully briefed on your importance to the team, says Harvard Business Review.

The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"Most managers feel more invested in people they've hired personally. They reviewed the resumes, conducted the interviews, and made the ultimate decision. If you're getting a new boss in your existing job, consider getting 'hired' all over again by doing these three things:

1. Update your resume. This may be in the traditional sense, or may be more of a presentation. In any format, focus on your recent accomplishments.

2. Set up a meeting. Ask for an appointment with your new boss on your own. Treat this like an interview -- be on time and act professionally.

3. Present yourself. Start by saying, 'Let me tell you about my role and my team.' Review the resume or presentation you prepared, highlighting your own achievements and those of your team. Don't let this be a one-way conversation. Find out what you can about your boss's interests and needs.

-Today's management tip was adapted from "Getting a New Boss? Interview Again for Your Job" by Priscilla Claman.

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