By Precious Ogundele, Placements and Information Administrator
Have you overcome the challenges of the graduate recruitment cycle, beaten the competition and secured yourself a graduate job? If so, congratulations! However, have you also considered the issues and challenges that the working life can present?
For many graduates, adapting to full-time employment after years spent in academia does not come as easily as imagined. After making the best impressions during the interview and assessment centre, as well as on your first day at work, you now have to apply the theory and knowledge you gained at university into the workplace.
Expectations exist on both sides – you have your own expectations and want to prove to the employer that they made the right choice in choosing you. So does your employer – they want to be sure that they selected the right employee.
Where does Launch Pad come in?
To help graduates make the most of the first year in work, the Careers and Business Relations department will be holding a Launch Pad session on Thursday 17th October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. This workshop will be delivered by Samuel Gordon, Managing Director of ‘First Year In’ and an entrepreneur with experience in helping students reach peak performance in their job.
Topics that will be dealt with include:
- How to transition successfully and quickly into your new role.
- Identifying the expectations of your colleagues.
- Building a good relationship with your manager.
- Tracking your progress at work and action planning.
- How to use performance feedback from others to speed up your development.
If you are already in work or have secured a job but have not started yet, give yourself a head start by signing up to Launch Pad.
The workshop will be followed up by one-to-one consultations with a Career Coach who will assist you in developing your action plans and the skills learnt during the workshop.
To register, please click on the following link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1567439-MKsYas9esi.
Early registration is advised as places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.