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Congratulations, the job is yours! But it's not the job you wanted. What's next?

by , 27 February 2015
"This isn't the job I was hired for!".

Are you one of the people who said that after a few days at the new workplace? If so, you are not the only one to be welcomed with such a surprise.

But whose fault is this? Who's to blame that the job description doesn't quite match the daily tasks? And, more importantly, what are you to do next?

Quit your job?

But it's the company you wanted! Do the work you're expected to while feeling no motivation at all? But that would be so unhealthy and unproductive for you!

The most intelligent advice in a case like this is this one:

Overcome the context and do the job you wanted in the first place without quitting the job you have.

What's your opinion on this?

"Is your boss a snake in the grass who lied to you about his true intentions, or just another overwhelmed manager who values today's crisis over long-term crisis avoidance? I vote for the latter view", Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace, writes.

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According to Ryan, you should also do what you wanted to do before you got hired. SHOW YOUR EXPERTISE against all odds!

Walk the extra mile and prove them your skills!

No one is paying attention to the new guy. Stop being the new guy but the guy who wants to learn and work for the sake of the company and himself.

- GIVE POWERPOINT presentations about what you know and can be implemented!

- SHOW THEM THE CHANGES they need to do but don't know yet!

- ORGANISE SMALL TRAINING SESSIONS and explain the benefits of the services you were hired to provide as an expert or professional in your field.

Explain the changes you want to make, step by step. You weren't hired to just fill in an empty chair, you can be sure of that.

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