Can’t Shake It

Has career imprinting been good to you? Would you know?

applying to an organization where there is already a strong career imprint in place, you need to determine whether it’s compatible with yours or if you can make the adjustment.

Be flexible. “Realize that you may be walking around with unnecessary filters that would preclude you from being happy in a new company,” says Gleason. If you were hired, clearly they think you can perform. “But maybe your interaction style isn’t appropriate, so you want to do the same thing but in a different way,” suggests Higgins. Some of your behaviors may simply require fine-tuning.

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