If you're like most first time jobseekers, you're wondering
how you will possibly find a path through what seems like
a tangle of great opportunities and pitfalls. But remember:
while looking for your first job can be one of the most
stressful projects you undertake, when approached systematically,
it can also be one of the most exciting and rewarding.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,
and that first step should be to spend some time thinking
about your long-term goals.
One of the biggest roadblocks to getting a job is the phrase,
"Experience required." An internship can be a
great means for overcoming this obstacle.
"Temporary employee" no longer has the stigma
it once did. In this tight job market, temps are often the
mainstay of many organizations and the arrangement offers
Your working environment can have as significant an impact
on your job satisfaction as the actual work you do.
If you're willing to relocate, you may have an advantage
in the job hunt over those more reluctant to pull up roots.
But don't call the moving van too hastily--think about what's
important about where you live.