Your first job sets the tone for the rest of your career. It is therefore extremely important to choose the right first job - irespective of your chosen profession or career path. If you aim too low, your career path may be limited; if you choose the wrong organization or institution, your choice could haunt you for the rest of your career.
To help you address this all important issue, there are a few questions you may want to ask yourself before setting out:
* What kind of career have I been prepared for?
* Am I financially capable to search for the best opportunity?
* How prepared am I to set out for a viable job campaign?
Necessary Steps for A Better Choice
Think About The Life and Career Path You Desire
Having prepared yourself through various process for a worthy career through your education and experiences. Take time to reflect on the lifestyle you desire, the joy you anticipate. Do you want to satisfy your desire for riches or honour or glory or wisdom or power or strength or some of that? You need to know ahead of time.
Prepare Your Mission Statement
Organizations hardly begin operations or productions or rendering services before settling the issue of their mission statement. Even you must have a personal mission statement. What have you discovered as the reason for your living? What do you intend to work for? Is there any need you intend to meet? or any problem you are prepared to solve?
Make A List Of Possible Career Roles
From your mission statement, you would have realized that you cannot do everything, and you were not prepared to be everywhere; hence, you must list out areas you know your mission permits you to explore your potentials. What roles are you able to play in any organization - make a list!
Learn About The Associated Style of Living For The Career Roles
You would not want to be a misfit in any organization or even in life. Every career role has a life suitable for it; you must therefore know the kind of life the career role demand from you - is it suitable for your personality and your passion?
Determine Your Job Search Timeframe
How long do you intend to find your first job. If you do not have the financial support to wait for the "right first job", then decide on your minimum expected criteria for accepting a position. These could include issues bordering finance, working condition, geographic and others.
Launch Your Job Campaign
Having done all that, you must not sit back, you must begin the campaign in earnest.