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Transition: Preparing for the Workforce

7K0A0879Whether you are a post-grad student looking to enter the workforce for the first time, or in the process of making one of the seven (on average) career transitions most people make in a lifetime, transition can be a very difficult and nerve-racking undertaking.

Transition is physical, psychological, and mental. A successful job transition means functionally succeeding at all the following factors:

  • Adopting the organization’s culture, vision, and methods
  • Making new relationships
  • Establishing your credibility, knowledge, and skill set
  • Learning a new job
  • Establishing and meeting the expectations of a new supervisor
  • Learning to manage your time
  • Setting new goals, objectives, and deliverables
  • Seeking feedback
  • Understanding cultural norms of a new organization (how meetings are conducted, understanding schedules, adapting to new management styles, and learning how to fit in)

With so many factors that contribute to a successful immersion, it’s no wonder it can feel overwhelming starting a new job! Read more >

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