Are you a recent court reporting school graduate or getting near the end of school and starting to consider what’s next? One thing to consider is how you start out is how you end up.
You have survived the challenges of school; living, eating, breathing steno theory, taking your steno machine everywhere. On vacation, even. You dream in steno. Graduating school with the speed and accuracy necessary is an accomplishment. It shows determination, dedication and perseverance.
Here’s what can happen. You get a job, you start working and it’s overwhelming and frustrating and scary. It all seems so important and significant, you are terrified of screwing up. You are totally unprepared and trying to figure it all out on your own. You decide court reporting isn’t for you, you made a terrible career choice and you quit. Just like that. All that hard work down the drain.
We understand what you’re going through. We’ve been around a long time, we’ve heard that story a time or two. That’s why we have developed a six-month program that progressively and gradually immerses new court reporters into this rewarding, yet challenging career and sets them up for life-long success.
This program includes:
- Shadow for a week or two with experienced reporters and on all types of legal proceedings
- Your first solo jobs will be carefully selected
- You will be assigned one job at a time for a while. When that transcript is finished, you’ll be assigned another job
- All your transcripts will be proofread by an experienced reporter with suggested brief forms
- We give you tips and tricks on how to get the most of your CAT software
- We provide a job specification book with sample formats and other useful information
- Six-month review
Here’s what one of our new reporters had to say about the program:
“At first, six months seemed like a really long time but I quickly realized how much I didn’t know and really appreciated the time and support while I learned.”
After “graduating” from our six-month program, we won’t just throw you to the wolves. You’ll be assigned work with gradually increasing difficulty, your work may still be proofread depending on your progress and for the next six months we’ll have monthly check-ins to address any concerns or issues.
Congratulations! You made it. Taking this time to slowly bridge the gap from student to professional is crucial to long-term success as a court reporter. You’ll have the confidence and skills to handle whatever comes your way.
If you would like to discuss the potential of starting your career with us, contact us.