Will Your First Job Point You Toward a Career Path or a Dead End?

5 questions to ask yourself when applying for a job after college graduation.

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Earning a degree is an impressive accomplishment. The learning your degree required is the precursor to launching a career, but finding the right job can be difficult and confusing. Your first job after college is a critical step toward your career path. In the rush to find a job, some forget to consider if their interests and aptitude align with their employment choice.

As you apply for that important first job, ask yourself these 5 questions:

  1. Will this job offer the opportunity for upward mobility?
  2. Will this employer provide training and support?
  3. Can I grow in this industry?
  4. Will I need licensing or certifications? Will my employer contribute to the training, and achievement of these certifications?
  5. Will this role provide enough foundational experience for me to be successful in the future?

If the answer is “no” to any of these questions, it may be worth re-evaluating if you are applying for the right job(s). Identify jobs and employers that offer training, the opportunity for upward mobility, industry exposure, and the professional advancement opportunities that you desire. Use the above listed questions as a guide during interviews to determine if you see signs of a long-term dead end.

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Life is about finding opportunity, exploring interests, and developing skills. Discover your great beginning by applying to the Freedom Mortgage Career Development Program. Achieving is experiencing. Visit us today to learn more or apply.

 

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