This training course helps transition students to professionals. Oftentimes upon graduation, young professionals have a very limited understanding of how to be a successful, contributing team member.

They are fully equipped and eager to get started but lack the simple business etiquette necessary for the workplace. In this training course, your newest recruits will learn how to manage the transition from student to young professional.

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Details & Benefits of Young Professionals Training

Key Learning Points:

Making the Transition from College to Work

  • Discuss the most commonly asked questions and most common challenges encountered by recent college grads as they start their first professional jobs
  • Understand how to redefine yourself not as a “student” but as a “professional colleague”
  • Discuss the expectations your employer will have of you as a “new hire”
  • Learn how to start shaping your career path on your first day

The 24/7 Professional: Business Etiquette Guidelines

  • Outline top tips for interacting more professionally
  • Discuss specific guidelines for face-to-face-telephone, and email communication
  • Review nonverbal cues that send either the “right” or “wrong” message
  • Learn best practices for meeting attendance, business meal/event attendance, and how to make a positive first impression
  • Review and practice best practices for delivering a formal, business presentation

Creating a Positive Personal Brand

  • Understand the three dimensions of our personal brands
  • Discuss the concepts of “influence” and “presence”
  • Gain a greater awareness of your current brand
  • Consider how you might like to transform and/or build upon your brand

Building Successful, Savvy Networks and Relationships

  • Learn about social styles and their influence on professional interaction
  • Discuss how to be more assertive (not to be confused with aggressive)
  • Networking top 5: creating a personal networking plan

The Mentoring Partnership

  • Discuss the definition of a “mentoring partnership”
  • Explore the concept of a mentoring “business plan” and its components
  • Understand mentoring as a trust-based relationship
  • Learn the difference between an “expert” and becoming a “trusted advisor”
  • Discuss how to provide coaching and feedback in a mentoring partnership
  • Explore Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable, which will be used as the framework with the group (moving forward) in order to reinforce the key learning points from the workshop

What are the delivery options for this training?

ERC’s Young Professionals training can be delivered in webinar format or to your organization for large groups of employees.

What participants can expect from ERC Training:

All Experience Levels

We deliver training for employees, leaders, and managers of all levels of experience.

Interactive Group Activities

Our courses are dynamic and incorporate group discussions and exercises.

Apply Skills on the Job

Participants return to work with the skills necessary to succeed in their roles.

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