Have you recently graduated? Are you grieving the loss of your old student life? Are you wondering what it will be like to be a fully-fledged member of the working world? Yes, and yes? I hate to break it to you, and as patronising as it might sound, you really are about to enter the ‘real world’ – one that will bring a whole load of new lessons. So, remember, just because the relentless exam process has finally stopped for you, your learning hasn’t. Far from it.
Quite frankly, the prospect of making this life-changing transition can feel terrifying. But it doesn’t need to be. So, in this blog, I want to share with you how you can successfully transition from university, college or school, to working life – and get your career off to the best start possible:
The transition from student life to the world of work can understandably feel intimidating and overwhelming – but it really doesn’t have to be this way. By following these 13 steps, you can ensure that you start your career in the best way possible, whilst laying the foundations for your future success.
If you’re considering your next step, get in contact with one of our expert recruitment consultants for a confidential chat about the career options available to you. Alternatively, check out our latest career advice.
Roop Bhumbra is the Head of Talent Development UK&I at Hays. She is responsible for Talent Acquisition & Learning and Development with expertise in Diversity & inclusion at work, implementing L&D programmes with a vision of change management, succession planning, employee engagement & senior leader delivery.
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