Do’s And Don’ts Of Choosing Your First Job

When the offers come rolling in, how do you decide how to pick your first job? How do you even figure out where to start or what to take into account? That’s what I’m going to get into with this post.

DO: Figure Out Your Top Life Priorities  To Tackle

What are the top three things you need to worry about when taking this first job?

DON’T: Pick Your First Job Just Based On How Much It Pays

Getting paid is important–especially if your top priority is to pay off student loans; HOWEVER, you also need to take into account other factors.

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DO: Take Lifestyle Factors Into Account

What’s the cost of living in that area? Maybe you’re eyeballing a state without income tax. Will you have to live far away in order to afford rent or to buy a home?

DON’T: Hesitate To Negotiate Your Contract Or Salary

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My advice to everyone I talk to is this: if you’re being offered a job, even if it’s your first job, then the job wants you, and THAT is your leverage.

DO: Remember That This Is Not A Permanent Decision

So even if you do make the wrong decision on this first job, just remember: its not permanent.  You can change it.

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