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Changing industries?

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There’s a learning curve when you do so, even if you’re in the same position. Some advice:

Avoid trying to change things right away. Learn your position and your role before you try to change processes.

Get to know everyone. Give people a chance to get to know you and gain their acceptance. Learn the informal power structure, and chip in to help with whatever work needs to be done.

Ask for advice. Show that you’re eager to learn the new industry and learn the language and culture of this new role.

Show your boss you’re trying to get up to speed quickly. Inform her of your progress, ask for feedback and ask which specific issues you should be focusing on.

— Adapted from “Your Career Q&A: Succeeding in a New Industry,” Martin Yate, SHRM.

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