Introduction After a student completes his graduation or post graduation getting the first job is always a matter of importance. At this stage many students feel tense, nervous and parents also have a concern as to when will their son/daughter get their first job. Ultimately getting their first job after studies is a dream come true for the students as it marks their transition from being dependent on their parents to being independent financially. For parents also it is the matter of pride and relief to see their son or daughter starting to earn and gain financial independence. There are some students who get the job from campus placement in their colleges, while there are some students who have to struggle to get the jobs from outside after passing out from the college. Most of the times students do not get a choice in selecting their first job and whether it is campus interviews or applying from outside they just take up whatever comes to them first. The reason is that they are too eager to land their first job and start their career. But it is seen that if one gets a choice to select a job than a careful thought should be given before deciding on it as your first job can impact way your career shapes up later. Also if one does not get a choice still a careful thought should be given regarding what kind of job you want to be in and switch the job accordingly.
Factors to consider while deciding on your starting jobs
ConclusionThe first job for the candidate lays the foundation for building his career. Hence a candidate needs to exercise necessary caution while selecting his or her first job. Though candidate may take up any job that comes their way as a first job still they should make sure that they switch to the job in the area of their interest as soon as possible. Otherwise, if the experience keeps on adding in your first job and you do not change it then there are chances that you will not get the job in the domain of your choice. Or if you get also, you have to make huge compromises for it.
Getting the first job is an important milestone in life that decides how many things in an individual's life happen.
We all want our dream job but the problem is many others also feel like us.
Due to intense competition often we may not get our dream job but waiting for it also doesn't make sense. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush, this applies aptly here, take the job, see how it goes and then re-assess if needed.
Once you in a job that pays you a salary, then you can start thinking and working towards your ambition, need to gain specific skills, having experience on the CV, an additional short-term course etc. Such decisions are wiser once you have a steady income coming and you can think rationally.
Gone are the days, wherein jobs were for life and people would be well settled. In today's world, the supply-demand keeps fluctuating, international relations decides the flow of trade and hence some jobs.Try to stay ahead of the game and if you do have to change sectors, please do early.
We may have many personal choices, dreams and lofty ideals but that doesn't put breakfast on the table for our families, a paying job does. So, our ideal choice and profession passions should be taken with a pinch of salt depending on our financial capabilities.
Many experts would say that being in one's comfort zone is good in the short term but can be counter-productive in the long run. I realised this a little later myself. Initially, being in the comfort zone, a car, all needs met sound good, as time passes by boredom and a lazy attitude creeps in making the work experience mundane. This makes us lose interest and enthusiasm in the job forcing us to look for a new one.
The first job need not be the only job in one's life, instead, it should be a good launching platform for a good career that pays decently.
Getting the first job as per one's aptitude, interest and specialization is a thing of past. Today the job situation is so difficult and tight that even getting a satisfactory job is a distant dream.
Under such circumstances, people are forced to join small and low paying jobs and have to struggle a lot for getting or switching to a good job as per the individual qualifications and expectations.
The only way ahead in such a competitive atmosphere is to work hard and try to do the things in best possible ways and employ advanced techniques in problem-solving to gain experience and excel in performance. There is no parallel to hard work and no substitute for determination if one has to progress in this era of cutthroat competition.
These days getting a job itself is becoming very difficult as such getting a selected job may be a dream only for the majority of the people. Of course, there are students who are studying in very high profile institutes like IITs and IIMs may have a chance to select and dictate their terms and conditions. A student will select a course while joining the college based on his interest in the job and job prospectus. Once a person finishes his studies and starts trying for a job he should see that the job is matching with his profile and once it is suitable he has to go ahead. Once you got selected for a post it is not advisable to say No to that. Get the job and try to do a good show there and with the experience, you can try for another job. Otherwise, you will lose time and you have to face questions like what are you doing this period after you finished your studies.