CAPE TOWN – There’s a rhythm to starting each semester in school. ManpowerGroup’s managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, explains that new college or university graduates can use the same format to approach transitioning into the workplace.
Making the move from tertiary education facilities to the workplace requires a lot of adjustments, including learning to acquire new skills, managing interactions with clients and colleagues, and learning to balance independent projects with working on a team.
Whether you’re adjusting yourself or working with someone new to the workplace, here is a checklist of ways to navigate the transition and make it more manageable.
Stay proactive and communicative
Remain in constant communication with your superiors in order to ensure you receive the right type of experience and guidance throughout the process. “Your on-boarding experience is crucial to your adjustment into the workplace, so ensure that you are communicating effectively rather than keeping to yourself,” says van den Barselaar.