What is the best way to select a first job?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Christopher Lawrence



What is the best way to select a first job?

Let's say you have obtained 3 different offers, each with its own pros and cons. Getting offers to line up this way is sometimes a fantasy, but let's assume your window of time is long enough for this to be a really tough decision (since they are so much more fun).

Some begin to think about the pros and cons, but I prefer to list considerations like salary and career development. Then you can think about each option and how it ranks against consideration; For example, a programming internship may have strong career development (with a score of 5), but may have low pay (with a score of 1). Steppin methodically

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Let's say you have obtained 3 different offers, each with its own pros and cons. Getting offers to line up this way is sometimes a fantasy, but let's assume your window of time is long enough for this to be a really tough decision (since they are so much more fun).

Some begin to think about the pros and cons, but I prefer to list considerations like salary and career development. Then you can think about each option and how it ranks against consideration; For example, a coding internship may have strong career development (with a score of 5), but may have low pay (with a score of 1). Methodically analyzing all your considerations in this way helps you reveal biases and other thinking errors.

If you want to get really fancy, you can add weights to your considerations and then run a weighted average. For example, Salary (5) could be more important than Professional Development (3).

You can make this type of decision matrix on paper or by using an online tool like Google Spreadsheets or jdecision.com (both free).

There are many important factors that go into selecting your first job. The most important thing is your passion for work and the professional sector. Sure you can find a "good" job on paper, but if it doesn't get you into the career you want, you're just spinning your wheels. You want to see your first job as a stepping stone on the path to the career you've been working towards.

If possible, make sure your first job has a clear correlation to something you would like to do in the future. It doesn't have to be as linear as landing an entry-level position at a company.

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There are many important factors that go into selecting your first job. The most important thing is your passion for work and the professional sector. Sure you can find a "good" job on paper, but if it doesn't get you into the career you want, you're just spinning your wheels. You want to see your first job as a stepping stone on the path to the career you've been working towards.

If possible, make sure your first job has a clear correlation to something you would like to do in the future. It doesn't have to be as linear as landing an entry-level position at a company you'd like to run one day. As long as the job connects in some way with your future career goals, it will be a good fit.

When it comes to location, it is much less important than being satisfied with your work. If you want to stay or relocate, there are many options for each. If you are looking to relocate, you may consider using online tools like video interviews, which will allow you to speak to distant employers without breaking the bank.

My biggest advice would be not to stress too much and follow your instincts. When I talk to friends who are at that point, they often feel that their first job (or their teachers' choice) will determine what they will do for the rest of their lives. Then the pressure increases and it has to be perfect. In reality, most people's lives are much less linear, we do something, it works and we move forward, it does not work, but as we do it we discover what we are really good at or we meet someone who helps us get somewhere. .. Be open to the opportunities that are offered to you - they m

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My biggest advice would be not to stress too much and follow your instincts. When I talk to friends who are at that point, they often feel that their first job (or their teachers' choice) will determine what they will do for the rest of their lives. Then the pressure increases and it has to be perfect. In reality, most people's lives are much less linear, we do something, it works and we move forward, it does not work, but as we do it we discover what we are really good at or we meet someone who helps us get somewhere. .. Be open to the opportunities that are offered to you, they may be more interesting with respect to the location or the content of the job or maybe even both. That'

I think you are asking the wrong question. You're looking for a "don'ts" list. Instead, you should be asking yourself what kinds of things you should do to be successful.

Bob Nicoll is an author / speaker who has great advice on how to think positive. He wrote a book called Remember the Ice. The essence of his advice is based on a simple concept and a memorable story. He frequented a convenience store in Phoenix and the owner complained about slow ice sales. It even had a sign on top of the cash register that said "Don't forget the ice." Bob replaced the sign with one that read

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I think you are asking the wrong question. You're looking for a "don'ts" list. Instead, you should be asking yourself what kinds of things you should do to be successful.

Bob Nicoll is an author / speaker who has great advice on how to think positive. He wrote a book called Remember the Ice. The essence of his advice is based on a simple concept and a memorable story. He frequented a convenience store in Phoenix and the owner complained about slow ice sales. It even had a sign on top of the cash register that said "Don't forget the ice." Bob replaced the sign with one that read "Remember the Ice" and sales increased 500% in one month.

As human beings, we tend to ignore or block the words "no", "I can't", "I don't want to", "no", and so on. So when we see a sign that says "don't forget the ice", our Brain records "forget the ice" and we go about our business without buying ice. Change the message to a positive one and the results will be clear.

I know a young man who was a great baseball player from the minor leagues through high school. His downfall was that he would attack often. At games, his mother would yell "don't hit bad pitches" and "don't go on strike." Guess what? He made bad shots and struck out a lot. He went on to college and was eventually selected by a major league team. Now playing on the Baltimore Orioles' Advanced Class A farm team, his strikeouts per season have been steadily dropping. His mother is no longer there to shout "don't go on strike" in all her games ...

So why should we give you a list of “don'ts” or things to watch out for in your new job? All we would be doing is planting the seeds of negative ideas in your mind. If we give you a list of 50 or 100 negative ideas or actions, you are more likely to do those things than avoid them.

It would be better for you to have a list of positive things to do.

Post another question asking "For my first job, what kinds of things can I do to be successful?" Add information in the comments about what type of job it is if you want specific advice related to the type of job. I think the answers you get will be much more helpful than the answers to this question.

Nothing dramatic, but I had a kid working for me, he hadn't been there for long, he wasn't very good ... AND he was ALWAYS on his phone ... This was before smartphones, and he only texted everyone all day .. We would have the talk, and he would be fine for a few days and then he wouldn't ..

So one day, I told him to put his phone in his car, and he did, and he got in the car too, left and never came back ...

At least I didn't have to fire him ... And that was the next step, and I hate firing people ...


In college, I worked as a dietary assistant in a nursing home, this was during the summer.

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Nothing dramatic, but I had a kid working for me, he hadn't been there for long, he wasn't very good ... AND he was ALWAYS on his phone ... This was before smartphones, and he only texted everyone all day .. We would have the talk, and he would be fine for a few days and then he wouldn't ..

So one day, I told him to put his phone in his car, and he did, and he got in the car too, left and never came back ...

At least I didn't have to fire him ... And that was the next step, and I hate firing people ...


In college, I worked as a dietary assistant in a nursing home, this was during the summer. They called me the day before lunch. More money, get over that, I'll be there, 3 and a half minutes by car.

I'm not sure if this was technically "dropout" or not ... But they wanted me to come in so they could "discipline" someone ... That someone was Petunia (not her real name, and no, she didn't look like the friend of porky pigs).

I witnessed some of this up close, and some of this I heard secondhand, although I did see some of the damage ... And I'm not exactly sure what happened when ...

So I am working on the line, I am at the end. The tray comes up to me, I add the hot plate (Heavy and HOT!), The silver food (that the cook is silvering), the lid, coffee or tea, and place the tray on the 6 foot tall stainless steel cart. to take the residents. Push about 3-4 trays per minute.

Then Petunia comes running in, SCREAMING !!!! And the assistant supervisor is right behind her, and someone else, I don't remember who.

Petunia is about 2 feet from me, screaming, and starts grabbing hot plates (Heavy and HOT !!) and starts throwing them at the assistant supervisor…. And then he turns around and dumps the food cart ... Almost 20 trays there, and a lot of them were mash (essentially baby food) ... He flips the coffee and tea trays on the steam table ... And then it flies out the door ...

So we're all a bit in shock .. And Petunia went and did other things in the building .. Choking and hitting the assistant supervisor was one of them .. Flipping all the furniture in the hallway and throwing all the potted plants over. it was another. ..

So we are trying to put everything back together in the kitchen. Picking up the cart, salvaging what we could. Mixing coffee with food and hoping no one notices. And we get going again, it didn't take long ... Start reloading a clean cart, put in about 8 trays and here comes Petunia, AGAIN ...

This time the manager is behind her .. It was a little buzzard dude, it didn't last long .. I don't remember the exact chain of events but she knocked over the half full food cart AGAIN .. But what I do remember Petunia clashed to the administrator. He got nervous for a minute and tried to take control.

I don't remember if he tried to hold her or what, but I remember VERY well what happened next ... Petunia picked up her dukes and told the manager to hit her ... "Come on, M'F'r HIT ME ... HIT I… HIT ME LIKE THAT !! "* BAM * * BAM * * BAM * * BOOF * ... Wham wham wham wham ... She hit it like Mike Tyson ... She broke her Rolex and everything, (we found it when we were cleaning for the second time) .. Then it's over ...

She ended up crossing the cornfield into the forest, the police were everywhere ... They didn't find her, they picked her up from her house a few days later ... I think they gave her a year of probation ...

But that was the best way I've ever seen someone quit a job.

My first job was bringing urine and stool samples from elderly and disabled patients to the doctor's office ... yes, I mean it. Although most of us who read this probably didn't believe it at first, I bet most of us are also healthy enough to go to the doctor's office to take a urine sample. However, there are many people (I would say that 99% of the patients I encountered were over 80 years old; one couple was almost 100 years old) who simply cannot go to the doctor's office to deliver a sample. And the saddest part? Usually these people are alone, with no family m

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My first job was bringing urine and stool samples from elderly and disabled patients to the doctor's office ... yes, I mean it. Although most of us who read this probably didn't believe it at first, I bet most of us are also healthy enough to go to the doctor's office to take a urine sample. However, there are many people (I would say that 99% of the patients I encountered were over 80 years old; one couple was almost 100 years old) who simply cannot go to the doctor's office to deliver a sample. And the saddest part? These people are usually alone, without family members to help them (otherwise their children or grandchildren would have brought them to the clinic).

I remember one more patient, who was about 90 years old according to the date of birth in her registry. I got to his house around sunset. The door of his house was open and he could hear the television on in his house. Ring the bell. There was no response from inside the house. I rang the bell again. Once again, there was no response. At this point, I freaked out; I thought there was a possibility that my patient had already moved on (remember, this lady is over 90 years old). I got her pregnant. No response. I gently called. No response. Finally, I almost had to yell, “ARGUE! I'm here for your sample! "Only then did I finally hear something.

It seemed like the old woman had fallen asleep while watching TV (thankfully). "Just a minute!" From the door, I could see his shadow rise from the sofa. He moved slowly to where (I guess) the refrigerator was. During this time, I heard a lot of banging and banging. I asked him if he needed help, but he said he was fine. Finally he gave me his urine sample; The whole process took about 15 minutes.

When I left, I couldn't help but wonder why this kind old woman, who clearly couldn't take care of herself, lived alone. Where were your children? Grandchildren? I assumed her husband had already left. It's been about 7 years since then ... I wonder how it will be. Is she still around?

Although it was not what I considered a pleasant job, I learned a lot about myself and life during this job. Many of the elderly patients I had visited were some of the kindest but also loneliest people I have ever met. Many of them had that pitying look on their faces when they saw me, as if a young man like me shouldn't be wasting his youth doing this job.

To this day, I have a soft spot for the elderly; It may not always be obvious to other people, but I secretly and silently judge others based on how they treat the elderly.

Yes, and sadly today it works both ways.

It is not only difficult to find your first job, but also when you are older and looking for a job that can lead to retirement. I am 53 years old and 4 years without work, with the exception of a couple of weeks here and there; I also had problems with my now-deceased father, where I had to take 4 months to take care of him during his last days and take care of his affairs.

We are at opposite ends of the scale, but in terms of age and experience; And it seems to me to be an ironic double jeopardy.

  1. In your case, they will tell you that you have the wrong rating
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Yes, and sadly today it works both ways.

It is not only difficult to find your first job, but also when you are older and looking for a job that can lead to retirement. I am 53 years old and 4 years without work, with the exception of a couple of weeks here and there; I also had problems with my now-deceased father, where I had to take 4 months to take care of him during his last days and take care of his affairs.

We are at opposite ends of the scale, but in terms of age and experience; And it seems to me to be an ironic double jeopardy.

  1. In your case, they will tell you that you have the wrong qualifications or that you have no experience.
  2. In my case, I have a lot of experience and qualifications within my field and now they tell me that I am "overqualified". The latter in part to the push-button mentality of the modern world.

Other than that, one thing that all job seekers are having right now is the simple fact that whatever country you are in; Thanks to the computerization and "production line" mentality of call center type employers, cost reduction through layoffs means there are more job seekers than employers looking for employees.

This gives the employer a great advantage, as they can "choose"; and some of the job specs I've seen have been absurd, unless asking for her blood type!

Unfortunately, it is difficult to find even your first job, let alone in the future. You really need to take a look at the qualifications that you have gained in school, and also the experience that you have gained while in school.

For example, if you have been a "Form Captain" (as they are known in UK schools), you are like a supervisor of the other members of the form and, to some extent, an assistant to the form teacher. That shows that a potential employer has leadership skills and therefore responsibility.

Another example would be if you have been a team captain in a sport, be it basketball, soccer, football, base ball, etc. That indicates control / organization of the team, decision-making (who you want to replace or put in a different player position) etc.

Add these to the grades you've earned, and some of them may lean toward science, others toward more academic subjects, including math, geography, history, and so on. He has applied it with his qualifications.

Don't assume that following a series of topics will take you in a definite direction. For example, I failed in math, but ended up in a branch of accounting. In contrast, my sister is mildly dyslexic and, although good at math; physics when it's directly over your head (the same way chemistry went over mine - :))

However, she had a very successful career in teaching… math, English, and sports. The sciences that he used were chemistry, biology; but the only science he should have needed was physics. that she did not take. However, that didn't stop her from becoming Head of the Year and Head of the Sports Department.

So finding your first job may not follow what you learned in school, and it may be like my sister and I just "fell in love." Of course, getting work experience is the most important thing, and even working at your local store as a checkout or stock filler will be a foot in the door.

Many people suggest volunteer work; but for me that just shows that he can get to work on time and that he is useful. In any case, the people who are going to give you a reference are probably unqualified, some old idiot who in any case can barely write a reference - :).

Do you have a career counseling service, whether within your school or sponsored by the government, can they point you in a direction where your skills will be accepted and appreciated?

Don't just look at job boards on the internet, many are "recycled" or never existed in the first place. Enroll in as many employment agencies as you can, as they will know the market and the sector in which you would do well. Not only in the big ones, but also in the smaller ones.

Look at temp / part-time work as it is another way to enter the job market. There are several people who have had a temp job, even as a file clerk, for a couple of weeks, only to find that two years later they are still in the same company and now in a completely different department doing something they didn't have. it never crossed their minds. In my case, litigation and debt recovery!

For example, I went to a freight logistics company for six weeks to discuss a problem they had; and I ended up staying there for 9 months. In another circumstance, I was placed in a position to establish a Credit Risk Assessment Department for two weeks; He ended up staying there 6 months after being transferred to a serious fraud investigation.

If there is a particular field you want to work in, look at that sector and look for medium to large size companies that work in that field. Write to them and in that letter give them details of the skills you have learned in school and how you think they would benefit from being hired.

Remember that quite often a company would prefer to hire a student who drops out of school and does not have an embedded mindset and may be 'cross-trained' in other areas; And on top of that, you don't understand how silly I am to be "overqualified" because you've worked in that particular industry for so long.

Try to stay positive about things, get all the advice you can from local agencies; they are more likely to help someone as young as you; Than an old junk like me Be positive in interviews, both from the agency and from employers; don't be joking or frivolous, but be vigilant and show that you can do the job you're being offered. Again, they might decide that you are not suitable for that job, but transfer you to another department that may not want your exact skills, but feel they can cross-train you.

I wish you good luck and don't be afraid to change careers; since the sooner you do it, the easier it will be to change it. Once you get over, say, 35, if you're not careful, you get "pigeonholed" into a certain sector and it's harder to get out. Certainly that is what I have discovered after working in Credit Control for 30 years, only to be told that I am overqualified and that my skills are not transferable.

Total nonsense, but that's the mindset employers have these days. However, be positive and as broad-minded as possible, and certainly talk to the employment agencies dealing with dropouts and your school / university who can help you a lot more than I can.

You are still young, enjoy it and I wish you all the best for the future.

Greetings

Chris Richards, London.

It is 100% true!

I was turned down for a position because I asked too much in the hope that I could count on my internships and projects.
It turns out that the opportunity would have given me the best exposure; a little more than I could imagine, but being naive, I went for the money and made it seem like the only motivating factor.




Now I feel like your first job is more about sowing the seed for your future.
You will really need to consider future opportunities, learning skills and exposure, skill development and having the opportunity to work with the best possible people.



Think about this:
if you get paid "A", then th

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It is 100% true!

I was turned down for a position because I asked too much in the hope that I could count on my internships and projects.
It turns out that the opportunity would have given me the best exposure; a little more than I could imagine, but being naive, I went for the money and made it seem like the only motivating factor.




Now I feel like your first job is more about sowing the seed for your future.
You will really need to consider future opportunities, learning skills and exposure, skill development and having the opportunity to work with the best possible people.



Think about this:
if you get paid "A", then the company is earning "A x 5" to be able to pay your salary. So it will ensure that you work as hard and stay focused ...
For a lower salary, you may have less pressure, have more time to interact and learn from the people around you, and really get the most out of your overall experience there.
And that's what you need initially, a place where you can put your head down and experience more of what it has to offer.
That will ensure that you learn beyond what you do!



Now imagine:
Someone who has 1 year of experience in a place where they have explored everything v / s
Someone who has almost perfected one aspect of the entire process.

Now ask yourself:
if you compare the two, which of these people is worth more?


I hope this helps!
Good luck :)

This is a nice question but it is complicated as it depends a lot on many aspects of life.

Because I know you so well, I understand all your wishes and I listen to your dreams, the course you are taking I think these are the best jobs for you ...

Astronaut, undertaker. Brain Surgeon, Lifeguard, Landscaper, Gardening, Chef, Florists, Winemaker, Stamp Collector, Kindergarten Teacher

I wonder if you think there is a better generic job out there, then in that case, don't quit school or college ... you should keep studying forever.

Have you talked to your family and friends about the best jobs in

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This is a nice question but it is complicated as it depends a lot on many aspects of life.

Because I know you so well, I understand all your wishes and I listen to your dreams, the course you are taking I think these are the best jobs for you ...

Astronaut, undertaker. Brain Surgeon, Lifeguard, Landscaper, Gardening, Chef, Florists, Winemaker, Stamp Collector, Kindergarten Teacher

I wonder if you think there is a better generic job out there, then in that case, don't quit school or college ... you should keep studying forever.

Have you talked to your family and friends about the best jobs in the world? What did your teacher say when he asked you?

Point out that you need to be more detailed and provide more information to allow people to see how you fit into the world because everyone has an ideal job and the job they want.

People have ideas that a job is the best job, but once in it, either they love it or they quit, check in with family and friends and ask for their reactions and feelings about their job and what they dreamed of.

So the best job is always the one that you are passionate about and you see yourself doing it until the end of your life, because you love it, you will not want to leave it.

But life will change the way you think as you mature

I like landscaping and gardening, cooking, brain surgery, as many people need it.

Have you ever heard the saying

The flesh of one man is the poison of another ... what I like you will not necessarily like ... Mmmmm I'm thinking about philosophy

There are no standard rules or a definition of how many years of experience equals "entry level", but in my experience 0-2 years is considered entry level. Therefore, with one year of experience, many employers would still consider you an entry-level candidate.

To answer your first question, the best way to change jobs after one year is:

  1. start looking for a better / more suitable job,
  2. apply for positions that are attractive to you,
  3. interview when called,
  4. accept the new position that gives you the promotion, pay, enjoyment, etc. that you want,
  5. resign from your current position,
  6. start with
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There are no standard rules or a definition of how many years of experience equals "entry level", but in my experience 0-2 years is considered entry level. Therefore, with one year of experience, many employers would still consider you an entry-level candidate.

To answer your first question, the best way to change jobs after one year is:

  1. start looking for a better / more suitable job,
  2. apply for positions that are attractive to you,
  3. interview when called,
  4. accept the new position that gives you the promotion, pay, enjoyment, etc. that you want,
  5. resign from your current position,
  6. start with the new company

Keep in mind that steps 1 through 4 can take many months, so don't skip to step 5 until you've found a better job. Also, think about why you took your current job. Sounds good to you? Did it seem like a job you would like? If so, why don't you like it now, a year later?

To minimize the likelihood of jumping into another job you don't like, do your homework and research companies and positions thoroughly before accepting a new position. Use websites like Glassdoor.com or talk to people who work at the companies you are considering. If your judgment in accepting your current job was wrong, do something better / different when selecting your next job.

It felt different (very different). There is no word to describe it. One thing I know, is that I have never felt like this before.

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May 20, 2015 - I had just finished the third year of my career. We were told that our placements would start from July 6, 2015 (I remember it clearly even today, since it is my birthday). We had a little over a month. My other friends and I (we stayed at the university hostel) decided to visit our houses for about a week and go back to the hostel so we can prepare for the locations. I went home and returned to the shelter on June 2nd.

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It felt different (very different). There is no word to describe it. One thing I know, is that I have never felt like this before.

Background (little extensive):

May 20, 2015 - I had just finished the third year of my career. We were told that our placements would start from July 6, 2015 (I remember it clearly even today, since it is my birthday). We had a little over a month. My other friends and I (we stayed at the university hostel) decided to visit our houses for about a week and go back to the hostel so we can prepare for the locations. I returned home and returned to the shelter on June 2nd. While at home, I had made a list of topics I needed to work on, along with her I had made my study schedule for the whole month so that I could prepare efficiently. . To my utter dismay, within 2 days I became ill (my health was not good for the last year due to a surgery I had at the beginning of my third year. Since every engineering student understands that the third year is the most important of the four years of our study, this surgery surprised me. Although he was not one of the elders, he was detrimental to my health as I did not get the required recovery environment at the shelter. They advised me to take high protein drugs. Despite that, I worked hard as I knew this year could bring a major turnaround in my life.) My health eventually deteriorated to such a condition that it was difficult for me to even walk. I went to the doctor and found out that I had hyperuricemia (high levels of uric acid in the blood that had caused my joints to swell) due to the high-protein medications that I had taken. I couldn't do anything on my own, so I decided to go home. He had packed all the books he needed. I arrived at my house on June 10th (delayed due to unavailability of tickets) in the morning. Just a few hours later, my mom took me to the doctor and the medications started after all the tests were done. Aside from the strong oral medications, they injected a liquid medication, twice a day, into my bloodstream. These medications had to be followed for a whole month. Due to the daily injection in the morning and at night, I used to feel too sleepy to do anything but sleep. My joint inflammation started to decrease and my condition started to improve after a week. It was June 20 when I found myself strong enough to begin my preparation. Everything I had planned to do in a month, I had to finish in 10-12 days. I was working hard the usual medications went aside along with the injections. I started receiving emails from the university about various companies and their respective dates. This worried me more because I was not satisfied with the preparation. I tried to do everything I could. I went to the shelter on the 4th of July at night, that morning was the last time I was given that injection while the oral medication continued for a few more days. I arrived at the hostel, knowing that the next day my placements would begin, I was a bit tense. Now the most anticipated July 6th has arrived, we had online tests scheduled for the whole day so I couldn't even celebrate my birthday. The big companies, which were everyone's dream companies, were mostly scheduled for the first week. I cleaned the opening rounds for all of them, But I couldn't erase the last round of interviews. I was disappointed because I was not able to reach the companies I dreamed of joining. 15 days had passed and all the major companies were gone. During the next month all the average companies came, I was not interested in them, so I did not show up for them. I remember it was August 13, I had lost all my hope and my patience, I called my mom and started crying like anything on the phone. She encouraged me and advised me to start showing up at whatever business comes the next day. After talking to her, I cried myself to sleep. August 14, the next morning I didn't feel like going to my classes, so I stayed at the hostel. Around 12 noon, I got an email that a company (which I was dreaming of joining) will be running their preliminary round that day, so I ran to the university and applied. It went well and he was sure he had cleaned it up. With all my hopes pinned on this company, I began to review all the issues again. On the evening of August 20, the results were published and I was selected for more rounds which was the next day. I slept for only an hour that night just to make sure I was done reviewing all the topics before 8 a.m., when the interviews were scheduled. On August 21, I arrived at the placement department with my resume at 7:30 am. I don't know what it was, but I was very sure of being selected that day. There was a seminar and the interviews started at 9. There were multiple rounds and it continued throughout the day. All rounds ended at 11:30 pm. The recruiters said they will announce the result in an hour. They were generous enough to order pizzas for us in the meantime, as all of us, including them, were starving. We enjoyed the nightly pizza. After everyone finished, they drew up the results and announced the names of the selected students. I was one of them. I was selected. Hurrah. they produced the results and announced the names of the selected students. I was one of them. I was selected. Hurrah. they produced the results and announced the names of the selected students. I was one of them. I was selected. Hurrah.

Sorry to deviate, now getting back to the question.

How did I feel when I got my first job?

I was happy. Although he wasn't showing it in front of everyone, he wanted to jump up and scream at the top of his lungs. I had to control myself in front of them while they gave us the company's goodies. But as soon as I got to my hostel at 1 am, my friends were already at the door to congratulate me (they found out from our WhatsApp class). I called my mom to break the news. She couldn't believe it, she was so delighted while talking to her. After talking to everyone, I went to my room. It was late and everyone was asleep, and I knew I wasn't going to sleep that night. I was up all night and relived the "moment." The next morning, I hadn't slept for 2 days in a row, but I had never felt so fresh in my life. I received calls and messages from family and friends throughout the day.

In short, I was relieved that I didn't have to worry about locations anymore. It felt good and different. I felt like I had accomplished something great. This incredible feeling stayed with me for a few more days. I felt confident. My mom was proud of me. I realized that I had been rewarded for all the troubles that I had faced that year. I would have been completely broken if this opportunity hadn't come my way. I kept thanking God.

My first day in the office was June 1, 2018.

I was nervous and excited the day before and slept quite early, around 11pm. I woke up at 7 in the morning the next day. This was unusual, but more importantly, it brought me positivity. In college, there have been days where I slept at 7 in the morning after eating breakfast and now it was earlier.

A good rest and breakfast is in itself an excellent start to the day. This is what I felt on my first day of work.

Welcome to the professional world.

I arrived at my office at 9:30 am. The company I work for is quite small (offshore consulting startup) and there is only 1

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My first day in the office was June 1, 2018.

I was nervous and excited the day before and slept quite early, around 11pm. I woke up at 7 in the morning the next day. This was unusual, but more importantly, it brought me positivity. In college, there have been days where I slept at 7 in the morning after eating breakfast and now it was earlier.

A good rest and breakfast is in itself an excellent start to the day. This is what I felt on my first day of work.

Welcome to the professional world.

I arrived at my office at 9:30 am. The company I work for is quite small (offshore consulting startup) and there are only 10 employees in total. So there was no formal introduction between the employees and me. My company was founded by my final year students from IIT Kharagpur and all employees are from the same university only. So there is nothing formal between any of us. In fact, my principal (my senior year at my university) started explaining to me the work they are currently doing within the first 5 minutes of my entry into the office. Post that, they assigned me a desk and asked me to start learning a software.

We all had lunch at 1 and since it was my first day (and also with the fact that I am the youngest employee) my superiors were making light jokes (Well ...). The power went out after a while and we all went out onto the balcony. The view from my office balcony (Mumbai) -

I left the office at 7 in the afternoon.

All in all, it was a satisfying experience, something I had thought about before (and I suppose yearned for).

12 is, bedtime.

Cheers to everyday life.

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