How To Get Hired As A Compositor โ€“ Part 8: Excel In Your New Role

๐Ÿ”’ In this 8-part guide, I will take you through best practices for every step of the journey to getting hired as a compositor. โžœ Part 8 is about how to make the most out of the first few months in your new role, and the steps to take for quickly becoming a preferred team memberโ€ฆ

How To Get Hired As A Compositor โ€“ Part 8: Excel In Your New Role

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In this 8-part guide, I will take you through best practices for every step of the journey to getting hired as a compositor. โžœ Part 8 is about how to make the most out of the first few months in your new role, and the steps to take for quickly becoming a preferred team member.

You can find the previous parts of the guide here:

Part 1: Set Powerful Goals

Part 2: Build A Strong Network

Part 3: Create A Spectacular Showreel

Part 4: Write An Impressive CV

Part 5: Write An Outstanding Job Application

Part 6: Nail Your Interview

Part 7: Negotiate Great Terms

Why You Should Excel Right Away

When you take on a new role, you should start providing value as soon as possible so that you stop being a liability to the company.

They have taken a (calculated) risk in hiring you, and you want to make it immediately clear that they have made the right decision.

In addition to reassuring them, excelling in your new role will help you to:

  • Increase your surface area for attracting luck. When people learn that you are a person who gets things done, you will be given more opportunities.


  • Make your colleagues enjoy working with you. If you make someone elseโ€™s life easier, they will like working with you and be happy to reciprocate, which leads to good vibes all around.


  • Get people to vouch for you. Later down the line, you are more likely to get a glowing recommendation.

Positioning yourself as an excellent compositor is a win-win scenario. The speed and quality of your output will benefit the employer, and the habits and reputation you build will benefit you.

How To Excel Quickly

Let's break down how you can exceed expectations and contribute the most value possible in your new role.

Below are 32 different ways โ€“ and the more of them you follow, the better your chances are of excelling.

Letโ€™s dive in.