With any luck, I’ll be either on a new contract or in a new job shortly, and I’ve been thinking about those horrible first few weeks, when you can’t be productive ’cause you don’t know nuthin’ (and you’re still getting yourself set up).
The next thing I do, I’ll stick with beyond the 4-5 years per assignment I’ve averaged, and I’d like to make this one count.
So: Does anyone have advice for how to get a good start on a new position? Book and article recommendations welcome.
It’s taken me as long as three days on a new assignment to do useful work. Don’t you hate that period where you can’t be productive?