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Handling career role transitions with confidence

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Abstract:

Transitions in career roles can be daunting, as much is taken for granted and little thought is given to charting a course through what can be a potential minefield. Many professionals are resigned to learning on the job, and walk into new roles partially blindfolded. This makes the learning curve steeper and more fraught than it needs to be. Learning some basic techniques to be incorporated on a personal level and to enable an individual to deal with issues in the new organisation can help them to cope with transition confidently. Devising a plan for the first 90 days focusing on key domains reduces the uncertainty of making a successful transition, and also makes a positive difference to the organisation. The goal of successful transition management is to achieve transitional acceleration, reach the break-even point earlier and set the tone for further development in the years to come.

Keywords: CAREER; CHANGE; RESPONSIBILITY; SKILL; TRANSITION

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2008

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