What is a single word that captures that one is "about to be" (but not quite yet) X?
For example, the "about to be" employee of the company.
This is something like: The incipient X. However, clearly "incipient" implies that one has already become this X.
Has my mind simply lapsed and there is some obvious term for this which has escaped me today, or is there a neat word for this which is not common? One could use "future", but I don't like this because it does not capture that it is happening soon. Maybe a better rendering in many words is "the soon-to-be".