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Clifton West Jr. on the significance of discovering group

Editor’s word: That is the most recent in a collection of profiles of previous winners of Catapult Seacoast and Seacoast Media Group’s 10 to Watch younger professionals contest. Nominations at the moment are open for this 12 months’s contest, which is sponsored by Financial institution of America, Eversource and Heritage Residence Service. Go to to appoint your self or somebody you realize. Deadline to enter is Oct. 9.

Clifton West Jr.

Software program developer, Lincoln Monetary Group, Barrington

Extra:Meet the Seacoast’s 10 to Watch younger professionals for 2021

What was most difficult for you getting began as a younger skilled and the way did you’re employed via it?

My enterprise into being a younger skilled occurred straight out of school, in a brand new state, New Hampshire. Being in a brand new state in an unfamiliar area of the nation brings its personal distinctive challenges on prime of being a younger skilled. A important problem that younger professionals face is find out how to discover group outdoors of labor. Discovering group is what permits younger professionals to construct correct work-life stability and provides us a bigger sense of belonging. For me, it was volunteering and group organizing, for others, it is yoga, Crossfit, canine parks, church, sports activities, utilizing Fb occasions to search out and attend native occasions, doing management coaching packages like New Leaders Council and becoming a member of networking teams. Generally that can require you to go outdoors your consolation zone and really feel like you’re in scary, uncharted waters. It is OK to really feel that! Do not let your fears cease you, but additionally do not rush your self. It is OK to do issues at your individual pace so long as you make progress.

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