“For someone just starting out, I’d say while it is vital to learn as many technical skills as possible, don’t neglect the non-technology skills such as communications, finance, and business administration,” Says Reagan Johnson.
“The real payoff [in teaching] for me is the opportunity to create new experiences everyday that inspire and empower children to make a difference in their own lives,” Says Kimmell Proctor.
“It is important to start your educational endeavor with your end in mind. A clear, focused objective will help you move through the right path,” suggests Audrey Lefebvre to people just starting out.
“We believe that it’s critical to have alignment in the fundamental core values of our company and prospective employees,” says Rick Skidmore.
“There are many areas of specialties and training in the field of psychology to choose from to suit one’s interest,” says Dr. Arathi Rao.
In the US, it’s really hard to win a case for intentional infliction of emotional distress against your employer.
“Find ways to gain experience. Do pro bono work for a non-profit. Find a small business that needs help and do it for free or for a discount.”
It’s important to find the right balance of adapting your management style to the people working for you, and maintaining your own style in a way that will be effective for you and earn your staff’s respect.
Determine if you are not just interested in psychiatry but have the patience, talent and discipline to shed your own biases and master an artful science and learn to apply it thoroughly.
“Don’t be afraid to take risks. Without risk, without stretching yourself, you don’t change and develop,” says J.G. Sandom.
“Having an understanding that their own educational journey does not conclude when they graduate is a vital concept new teachers must embrace and maintain,” says Alphonso Evans.
“I was very fortunate because I was hired immediately after graduating with my Act 120 Police Training certification. I contribute this to not just graduating from the academy, but also to the years of groundwork building my resume with doing volunteer work.”
“In my opinion, anyone, including a staff nurse, who is not reading and learning and staying on top of the health care issues is doing herself and her patients a huge disservice,” says Nurse Betty Long.
“My advice to people starting out today would be to secure as much experience as you can while in school in a variety of different business settings,” suggests Steven Packer.
“When hiring for the company, a strong interpersonal skills and a level of experience that enables them to approach day-to-day tasks and challenges with confidence and competence are critical, ” says Matthew K. Harding.