6 Considerations Before Accepting Your First Job

Knowing what to do when you first graduate isn’t easy. There’s so much at stake: paying off student loans, choosing a geographic location you’ll enjoy, starting your career off on the right foot-how do you know what jobs to spend your time and energy applying for, when to accept an offer, and when to keep looking? In this article, we’ll give you a few pointers culled from the clarity of hindsight.

Don’t take a job doing something you don’t enjoy: Sometimes a paycheck is just a paycheck, and that’s fine. The problem with taking a job doing something you don’t enjoy is that it can have long-term consequences. Your resume will start to reflect th


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3 Responses to 6 Considerations Before Accepting Your First Job

  1. Great list.

    I would also add: Ask about the benefits. If you’re comparing two jobs with equal salary, but one has a crappy health plan an no 401K match, it makes it a lot easier to choose.

  2. Meaghan says:

    good advice. Thanks for the post!

  3. Adityam says:

    Very Good Advice, I will be using it for my essay & would also like to add the following considerations:

    1) You must choose a job in the field you are more experienced.

    2) Always think about your PERSONAL PROBLEMS before choosing the career.

    3) The job should not change your ATTITUDE towards others.

    Thanks again…

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