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Do they usually train a person before they start a new job? Or do they expect you to know what to do and jump?

I have been a cashier for the last 12 years. I’ve been attending college and should get an accounting clerk certificate at the end of this semester. I want to live my old job of 8 years and look for one as an accounting clerk but I’m so afraid of the change. And all of the jobs I have looked at require some experience. Do they usually train a person before they start a new job? Or do they expect you to know what to do and just jump in?

Asked By: Ednaa - 4/21/2007
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Doesn't your school have a career guidance counselor? Someone who does job placement for the students? If not, talk with your instructor one on one.
Answered By: Deedee - 4/21/2007
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u still will get trained because usually companies will want you to function they way they do..so its training or mentoring
Answered By: terace4 - 4/21/2007
 
This would be a question for your college instructor... More
Answered By: smallbizperson - 4/21/2007
 
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Answered By: I m Best - 4/22/2007
 
All businesses do orientations for new staff + on-the-job training. You could have anywhere between 1 to 4 weeks of orientation, depending on the businesses. This is a good thing to ask in a job interview. However, it is wise to realize that it takes a good 6 months to a year to become really comfortable in a new... More
Answered By: tiffany - 4/22/2007
 
A job that requires training will pay you to train while on the job. Naturally, most co's prefer someone who can just "go to work' but in the real world, this does not happen... More
Answered By: mdk - 4/22/2007
 
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