Interview with Your New Boss

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.



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