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Innovative strategies for psychology majors to survive and thrive in the workforce

Nearly 100,000 students graduate each year with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and a majority of these students will enter the workforce instead of pursuing a graduate degree. Many will find themselves tentatively deciding their next steps amid a complex and changing economic and job environment.

In this text, authors and professors Paul I. Hettich and R. Eric Landrum provide innovative strategies and tools for succeeding after college with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Drawing on current research data, applied theory, and both academic and workplace experiences, they help stimulate self-reflection and improve decision making as students approach their careers. The text covers key topics in the college-to-career transition, including career planning and development, identifying and transferring marketable skills, building and sustaining strong networks, understanding what employers want and don't want, coping with personal life changes, becoming a valued employee, and more.

Avoid False Expectations: Onboarding and Your First 90 Days
Avoid false expectations: Onboarding and your first 90 days

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

—Confucius

This book is all about making the successful transition from your undergraduate career as a psychology student to the next phase of your life. If you are going to graduate school first, after that important detour, you will eventually seek employment with your graduate degree. In either scenario, there are multiple transitions in your future, and this chapter is about how to avoid false expectations and survive and thrive in the first 90 days of your new job.

Expectations

One of the most common expectations recent graduates hold regarding the workplace is that it ...

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