Embark on a career in sports, music or acting, and you will be judged at first by how much you might… improve.
In the mainstream corporate job market, winning jobs on potential alone is trickier – Top management may be fascinated by your potential. Your immediate boss, however, is likely to be frazzled, demanding, and more worried about your Day One level of productivity. The key: figuring out how to be seen as a quick learner.
So, turn this predicament to your advantage. Re-frame the conversation so you can meet the manager’s anxieties while redirecting attention to your true strengths.
Here are four tips to excelling as a “quick learner” in the workplace: