7. Placement

Approximately one month before the completion of the training, employees were contacted to attend a few informational sessions about their next step in transitioning into their new jobs. They included: cover letter and resume writinginterviewing, and applying for their new positions. It was also at this time that the destination/hiring department and the institution’s Career Services department were contacted. They informed the departments of the successful completion of training by these employees and reaffirmed the application procedures the department wanted to follow.

Employees scheduled time to meet with their coach to review the online application process. It has also been suggested that employees be assigned a peer mentor once they enter their new department. Some departments have a formal system for this in place, and others have a more informal system. Nonetheless, the coach is available to these employees once they start their new positions to provide support and assistance if needed.