Your First Job


Your First Job

If you’re like most first time jobseekers, you’re wondering how you will possibly find a path through what seems like a tangle of great opportunities and pitfalls. But remember: while looking for your first job can be one of the most stressful projects you undertake, when approached systematically, it can also be one of the most exciting and rewarding.

Define Your Goals
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and that first step should be to spend some time thinking about your long-term goals.

Job vs. Internship
One of the biggest roadblocks to getting a job is the phrase, “Experience required.” An internship can be a great means for overcoming this obstacle.

To Temp or Not to Temp?
“Temporary employee” no longer has the stigma it once did. In this tight job market, temps are often the mainstay of many organizations and the arrangement offers several advantages.

What Kind of Company?
Your working environment can have as significant an impact on your job satisfaction as the actual work you do.

Picking a Location
If you’re willing to relocate, you may have an advantage in the job hunt over those more reluctant to pull up roots. But don’t call the moving van too hastily–think about what’s important about where you live.