5 Hints for the 1st ‘After-graduation’ Job Hunting

Graduation1. Define the direction. Hopefully, you had enough time when studying at college to figure out what you would like to do for a living. Otherwise, take some more time and make up your mind about the field in which you would like to build your career. Now. You cannot put it off any further.

Make sure you take all your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, interests and talents into consideration when deciding on that point. It is also a good idea to search for information on the fields that interest you and people who are involved into working in them. This will aid you in creating a better vision of the prospective job, and decide whether it appeals to you or not.

2. Research. Since you are already aware of the career you wish to take, you can proceed to looking for tangible companies that could offer you the employment you long to. It is extremely important to discover as many of those as possible, and scan all the available information on what exactly each company does, and whether it is stable or not.

You can find out much from the companies’ websites. However, each company strives to present their business in the best possible way as well as from the management’s perspective. Thus, specialized forum discussions and news archives should not be neglected – they often contain ‘real people’ opinions and light the things up from a different angle. The more you know – the better. Your part here is to shape your opinion as a third party’s one.

Are You Really Happy about Your Job?

I Love My Job
Have you ever had a vague feeling that your current career prospects do not correspond to your ambitions? Or is it that you are totally satisfied with your present job? For many that is the number one item on the agenda list to be considered Today.

According to a recent survey, conducted by the Conference Board research organization, more than half of Americans are not satisfied with their jobs, and the least content are young people under 25, by the way. Another study states that three quarters of Americans have switched into another career at least once, and the other quarter is planning to do so.

In fact, job satisfaction is strongly influenced by a range of important factors, such as salary rate, non-monetary rewards, working conditions and working schedule, social interaction, promotion policies, as well as the job itself. Here one could consider the following: the tasks and challenges involved and the clarity of their description, the either tight or loose deadlines, the fulfilled work assessment approach.

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