Transitioning from a career in behavioral therapy to the business world through an apprenticeship

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After four rewarding years as a Behavioral Therapist, Jacob wanted to transition into a more business-focused role. Here he explains how learning how to do the job, on the job unlocked a new opportunity at Cisco.

The opportunity to learn on the job, rather than in a classroom, appealed to me as a way of gaining industry-specific knowledge and enhancing my career opportunities.

We created a culture of continuous learning

I brought in fresh perspectives and new ideas, actively participating in team projects, and taking on new responsibilities. But it doesn't stop there. Through knowledge transfer and collaboration with my colleagues, we improved team dynamics and created a culture of continuous learning. That's how you make a real impact, right there.

I’ve leveled up and boosted productivity

Now, let's talk about career progression and impact. This apprenticeship with Multiverse has been a game-changer for me. I've gained job-specific skills, expanded my professional network, and opened up doors for new career opportunities. The practical knowledge I've acquired during the apprenticeship has enabled me to boost overall productivity and it’s given me the confidence and credibility to level up in the industry. It's all about setting yourself up for success, and this apprenticeship has done just that for me.

On-the-job learning fosters deeper understanding

When it comes to learning, on the job is where it's at. Sure, classroom learning has its place, but there's nothing like applying that theoretical knowledge in a real-world context. It's like taking what you learn and making it come alive. On-the-job learning fosters adaptability, resilience, and a deeper understanding of the industry. It's a whole different ball game.

I developed the skills employers need

Working alongside experienced professionals is like having your own personal mentors. They guide you, accelerate your learning, and help you develop those practical skills that employers need.

So, there you have it. My journey with Multiverse, making an impact, progressing in my career, and embracing on-the-job learning. It's all about growth, learning, and making moves in the right direction. Keep pushing, keep learning, and keep making a difference.

Jacob Collins

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