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04 April, 2013

Journey After School: A Guide to Starting Your Career and Managing Your Finances by Jasmine Sheffield

Graduating from college is easy when compared to the effort of getting hired after graduation. And once hired, maintaining your professionalism and managing your finances can be challenging. Journey after School seeks to provide guidance for new graduates. Like the syllabus provided by a professor at the beginning of a semester, Journey after School is a brief, easy read.


       You’ve proven you have the skills, experience, and personality to join the company. From the first day on the job, you have to perform and do it professionally. For young professionals, a challenge will be proving that you are capable of performing the job. You are no longer in college and should not give your colleagues the impression that you are a student.
       Appearances are important and, just like at your job interview, you should wear appropriate attire to work. The business attire you wore to the interview may not be required for your office; therefore, it is important to ask your recruiter or hiring manager about the dress code. As you begin working, you can observe your colleagues and determine how formal or casual they dress.
       In school, classes had a defined schedule, but in your career, you may not have a specific schedule. Many employers expect that you will be at work at a reasonable time and work all of your hours for the day. If you have the luxury of choosing your own schedule, be mindful of your company’s core business hours. Typically, the core hours are defined between a start and finish time like 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If your schedule is predefined, be sure you are punctual. You are not expected to work non-stop when you arrive at work, but you should minimize your downtime. When you are away from your workstation for an extended period of time, you should inform someone that you will be away. Your colleagues should not have to search for you and should never question whether you have actually worked all of your scheduled hours. 
"I purchased the book on my kindle and could not put it down! Well written' I would recommend it to the youth so that they could have a jump start as well as anyone whose looking to sharpen their tools or returning / advancing in the work force." ~ Amazon.com

Pick up or download your copy of Journey After School: A Guide to Starting Your Career and Managing Your Finances by Jasmine Sheffield and read to tell about it! Also, follow the Journey After School Virtual Book Tour. Click HERE or on the banner below to view the itinerary!


Burt Morgret said...

Thank you for hosting Jasmine :-)

Rebecca Graf said...

I've learned more out of school than I did in.

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

Great resource for those just starting out! I wish you luck on your tour!:) Pit Crew

Brooke said...

Awesome resource~It is definitely hard to find a job after graduating. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your tour, Jasmine!

Pit Crew

Valentin said...

This is cool!