The 7 Step Transition from Student to Professional

The 7 Step Transition from Student to Professional

by Latoya Pearson


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The 7 Step Transition from Student to Professional will guide you down the path of transitioning and connecting your passion with your talent in order to select the perfect career. It will also help in developing your interviewing skills as well as provide helpful tips to being successful within the first 365 days. The seven steps will help you answer the following questions:

• What is my passion?
• What are my key talents and skills?
• What's the difference between a job and a career?
• How do I secure a Shadow Day?
• What specific things should I look for when researching a company or industry?
• How do I create a captivating resume to secure an interview?
• What are the key components of an interview?
• How do I prepare for an interview?
• What can I do to ensure a great start on the new job?

The main objective is to help students transition into the workplace but not just an everyday 8-5 job; an actual career. Each step ends with an exercise so be ready to stop, put the book down and complete the work. This is a development tool designed to take you through the full transition process from student to professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692927908
Publisher: Latoya Pearson
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Latoya is a Retail Team Leader for Nestlé Purina Petcare. In her position she is responsible for driving business, people and organization development across the East region for the Pet Specialty Retail Team. A native of Gainesville, Florida, Latoya attended Gainesville High School and earned a scholarship to Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Latoya began her career as a Sales trainee for Ferguson Enterprise. She served several roles with increasing responsibility across a variety areas. During this time, she earned an MBA with a concentration in HR Management from the University of Phoenix. Following her passion for sales, Latoya joined Nestlé USA in 2006 as a Retail Sales Representative. In 2008, she was accepted into the Sales Development Program which is a leadership program for high performing sales representatives. Latoya was promoted to Sales Analyst in 2010 and supported several customer teams within the grocery and mass channel. In 2013, Latoya was promoted to the 4th highest Account Manager position within the organization. She managed nearly $300 million for the Walmart Cat Litter business before moving into her current role.
In 2009, Latoya took the Co-Lead position for the recruiting team at the Atlanta University Consortium (Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta). Her leadership has resulted in successful recruiting, hiring and promotion of several AUC graduates. Latoya conducts interview workshops, mock interviews as well as professional development workshops with students each semester across several college campuses. She also mentors students as they are transitioning into their career.

Latoya is a member of the Queen City Metro Chapter of 100 Black Women where she serves on the Boad of Directors and as Chair of the Communications & Nominating committees. Latoya served as a foster parent for 2 years and has continued to work with the foster care community on several projects and programs. She maintains a relationship with all of her previous foster kids and still spends time with them.

Latoya loves to travel, read, write poetry and relax on the beach. She has lived in 6 different states since graduating from college and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. Latoya has 3 siblings and 4 nephews that she loves to spoil.

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