Today I start my new job. I am nervous since it’s all new to me but I think this will be a really great position for me. Hopefully it all goes well.
During my job search I came across a couple of fun blogs that are geared towards careers that I wanted to share with you.
One of my favorite quotes is from an article called “What to Do When You Hate Your First Job”: There is only ONE person that’s in charge of your career, and that is YOU. Ignore the masses, analyze your reasons for wanting to move on, make a decision and stick with it.
I hated my first job. I didn’t hate the work; it was more the company culture and the management style that I couldn’t deal with anymore. I made the decision to walk away with nothing lined up. While I don’t recommend that, if you can do it then go for it. I know people (including myself) get hung up on the salary number. One great piece of advice on the website is to not be a paycheck player. This is basically choosing a job solely based on the salary. It is so easy to think that a big salary is everything you need from a job but believe me, it is not! I believe life is too short to be doing something that you don’t love so while the pay may be great, is your quality of life suffering? If so, you may want to consider finding something else.
She has a feature called Monday Motivation which is a great way to start your week. She will usually have theme for that Monday or share some useful links. One thing she has been stressing lately is networking. It is really important to network with everybody you meet. You never know who you will come into contact with and what opportunities be arise. It’s always a good idea to have a calling card or business card on you in case you meet somebody.
Hope you all have a great week!