From Student to Employee: How Work is Different From SchoolIssue 10-16-17 |
Suzanne Lucas spent ten years in corporate HR where she hired, fired, managed the numbers and double-checked with the lawyers. In "From Student to Employee: How Work is Different From School" (business.com, Feb. 27, 2017), she outlines how the transition from school to work requires more preparation than taking classes, passing exams, and being handed a diploma at graduation.
- You need permission to skip work.
- Deadlines aren't arbitrary.
- You don't get nearly as much feedback.
- Your contacts are more diverse than before.
- Nobody wants to hear your little complaints.
- No more long vacations.
- Nobody maps out your life for you.
- Money, money, money
- The role of friends change.