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New Book Helps Graduates Chart Course for Career Success

Trainee Program Guide dispels misconceptions about corporate training opportunities

 

Copenhagen, Denmark -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/21/2014 -- A new book, The Trainee Program Guide, is dispensing frank advice on career expectations for graduates and young professionals. The authors, Patrick Jonsson and Tom Clayton, aim to dispel common misconceptions about the corporate world by sharing their experiences as former corporate trainees.

The book draws on the authors’ experiences, who decided to do something about the lack of resources for graduates and young professionals at the beginning of their careers.

“New graduates have high expectations from a corporate training program and it’s important for them to hear from someone who has been there, and can point them in the right direction that will be beneficial to their career in 20 years,” says Jonsson.

In the Trainee Program Guide, the writers say today’s graduates are driven and willing to explore, and form part of the Global Generation who will not be defined by a corner office. The book offers up key advice on how to successfully join a corporate trainee program and reap the full potential of the program experience.

“This is the book we wish we would have read before we started our trainee program and our corporate careers,” adds Clayton.

The Trainee Program Guide is divided into three sections covering several areas of interest from choosing the right trainee program to networking with colleagues and executives.

The first three chapters examine the important points to consider when selecting a corporate trainee program, the induction week and the importance of having a positive attitude towards the experiences that will be encountered. The second section looks at the perception of graduate training programs from within a company, what to consider in relation to fellow graduates and types of training, and what this can mean for personal development. The last three chapters explores networking in general and networking across cultures in particular, projects and internal politics and the down and up-side of relocating.

The self-published book is available exclusively on Amazon.

About Patrick Jonsson and Tom Clayton
Patrick Jonsson and Tom Clayton met in 2006 during a corporate trainee program both men had attended. They got to know and respect each other as professionals, and toyed with the idea to write about their experiences. Over time, Jonsson and Clayton took different paths in the Trainee Program and drifted apart. A few years later a Facebook post about the original book brought both authors together and they finally decided to move forward with a book focused on guidance and learning for potential and existing corporate trainees.